30 May '13, 11pm

SIA buying 60 mid-sized jets in $21b mega deal

SIA buying 60 mid-sized jets in $21b mega deal

Singapore Airlines will spend US$17 billion (S$21.4 billion) to buy 60 new mid-sized jets, making it the biggest announcement of aircraft orders in the airline's history. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Jermyn Chow Singapore Airlines will spend US$17 billion (S$21.4 billion) to buy 60 new mid-sized jets, making it the biggest announcement of aircraft orders in the airline's history. The deal is for 30 Airbus 350s and 30 Boeing 787s, with deliveries starting from 2016 till 2018. The A-350 can carry about 310 passengers in three classes, while the Boeing 787-10x has a capacity of 320. The latest buy outstrips SIA's previous mega deal just seven months ago, when it bought 25 planes worth US$7.5 billion.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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