Singapore Airlines firms up order for more A380s and A350 XWBs
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five A380 and 20 A350-900s.
The deal was completed in 2012 and follows an agreement in October 2012.
Singapore Airlines has placed three consecutive orders for the A380, making it the second largest customer of the A380, and now has 19 aircraft in service.
In the mid-size category, the new A350 XWB order sees the airline double its backlog for the all-new aircraft to 40. The A350-900s will be used by the airline on both medium and long haul routes.
Since 2006 the A380 is registering repeat orders by satisfied customers every year, bringing the total orderbook today to 262 from 20 customers. The A350 XWB gathered 582 orders from 34 customers.