Seeing a precipitous drop in demand, Singapore Airlines has opted to retire its 777-200ERs earlier than expected. The move comes as the virus continues to spread globally, forcing airlines to cancel flights and cut costs.
An early goodbye
Singapore Airlines currently operates 4 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The aircraft type is the oldest in the airline’s fleet, clocking in at an average of 17.6 years. Prior to schedule changes, the plane was used to service medium-haul routes in Asia. Singapore Airlines plans to replace the aging jet with the newer Boeing 787-10.