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SIA to replace B777 with B787-10 on Delhi-Singapore route

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Airlines (SIA) today said it will deploy the latest 787-10 on the New Delhi-route from October, replacing the existing B777-200.

The inaugural 787-10 flight will depart from the New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on 28 October, SIA said in a release.

SIA was the world's first to take delivery of Boeing's newest variant in March and will also be the first to fly it to India, the release said.

The currently has six B787-10 in the fleet.

The Far-east Asian carrier at present operates two daily flights to the national capital. Of the two, one flight is operated by 777-200, while the other one is catered by the

The introduction of the new on the route will come along with the winter schedule of airlines in the country, which begins from the last week of October and goes up to the last week of March.

SIA daily flight SQ401/402 will be served by B787-10, while the evening daily flight SQ403/406 will continue to operate on the aircraft, the release said.

The SIA 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, 36 in business and 301 in economy.

Airlines has invested USD 350 million in the introduction of the new regional on an initial 20 787-10s, which features fully-flat beds and personalised in-flight entertainment, among others, it said.

along with and Scoot offer over 140 from to Singapore, it added.

Of this, Singapore Airlines alone offers 52 weekly connections from six cities - Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and - while offers 47 from eight Indian cities (Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, and Hyderabad), as per the release.

Scoot offers 43 weekly connections from seven Indian cities namely Amritsar, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and

Singapore Airlines' and SilkAir's covers 100 destinations in 35 countries, while Scoot's passenger covers 66 destinations in 18 nations.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:50 IST