22 Jul '11, 8am

(ST) SIA says budget unit will fly Boeing 777-200 planes

SINGAPORE Airlines' new low-cost long-haul carrier will operate the Boeing 777-200 aircraft when it takes to the skies next year. In an announcement on Friday, SIA said that the new start-up will initially acquire the jets from its parent airline. The aircraft will be reconfigured in a new seating layout. No further details were provided. The new airline, to be wholly-owned by SIA will operate under a no-frills, low-fare model serving medium and long-haul routes. It will fly independently and be managed separately from the main carrier.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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