Photo Credit: Jivesh Chander
Today, the first Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-800, 9V-MGA took to the skies for a scheduled air test today, with multiple plane spotters waiting to catch its arrival from the air test. 9V-MGA, a 6 year old aircraft previously flown by SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’s regional wing was repainted into a Singapore Airlines livery recently.
The plan is now for SilkAir’s entire Boeing 737-800 fleet to be repainted in the new livery by March 2021. A number of aircrafts has already been repainted.
For that matter, it’s probably worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Singapore Airlines is operating the 737. Back in the 1970s, Singapore Airlines operated 737-100s and 737-300s.
9V-MGA is scheduled to start revenue service by next week, and I’ll definitely be heading out to spot it’s first revenue flight.
Singapore Airlines fleet is made up of mainly wide bodies, so it’ll take quite a bit of time for me (and others) to get used to this small little 737-800.
What do you think of Singapore Airlines operating 737-800s? Let me know!