Singapore Airlines has confirmed its as yet unnamed new low-cost carrier due to launch next year will use Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
The aircraft will initially be acquired from the parent company and will be reconfigured in a new seating layout.
The Boeing 777 family of aircraft has been a mainstay of the Singapore Airlines fleet since its introduction in 1997.
Campbell Wilson – who was named as chief executive officer of the new airline earlier this week – said: “The selection of the initial fleet marks another milestone in the establishment of the new airline. The process is progressing well for our launch next year.”
The new airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate under a no-frills, low cost model serving medium and long-haul routes.
The airline will be operated independently and managed separately from Singapore Airlines.
Details of its branding, terminal to be used, products, services, and route network are expected to be unveiled in the coming months.