Eight Boeing 777-300ERs previously recorded by Boeing as being for an unidentified customer are for Singapore Airlines, which announced the order on November 17.
The signing of the final purchase contract on November 17 will enable Singapore Airlines to starting taking delivery of the eight aircraft in its latest Boeing 777-300ER order in the airline’s 2013/14 financial year, according to the carrier.
“This order is part of our ongoing fleet expansion and modernization program, which enables us to offer our latest cabin products to our customers,” said Goh Choon Phong, chief executive officer for Singapore Airlines (SIA). “The additional 777-300ERs will also help us further strengthen the Singapore Airlines network, providing our customers even more travel options.”
Boeing values Singapore Airlines’ latest 777-300ER order at $2.4 billion at current list prices. Boeing first announced the order on August 10, when Singapore Airlines says it first signed a letter of intent for the aircraft.
In total, Singapore Airlines has ordered 85 Boeing 777s, 27 of which are 777-300ERs.
SIA currently operates nearly every Boeing 777 model produced, including the 777-200, 777-200ER, 777-300 and 777-300ER.
Singapore Airlines’ all-widebody fleet currently comprises 105 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. The airline has another 68 aircraft on firm purchase or lease orders from the two manufacturers.