Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Singapore Airlines signs deal worth $13.8bn to buy new Boeing aircraft

Singapore Airlines has finalised a deal worth $13.8bn (£10.4bn) to buy new Boeing aircraft to modernise its fleet over the next decade.

The carrier will purchase 39 aircraft, including 777-9 and 787-10 models.

The previously announced deal was signed at White House event with Singapore's prime minister on Monday.

Airlines typically receive discounts on jet orders, meaning the carrier is likely to pay much less than the listed price.

The value of the deal is likely to be closer to $6.5bn, Reuters reported.
The order includes 20 777-9 models, intended primarily for long-haul routes, and 19 Dreamliner 787-10 planes. The first 787 will be delivered next year.

BBC         News.