LONDON – Singapore Airlines has today finalized its order for seven Airbus A350 Freighters that it previously signed at the Dubai Air Show back in November.
The firm order, was today signed at the Singapore Air Show, with deliveries confirmed to take place from the fourth quarter of 2025.
It is also understood that the aircraft will replace some of the Boeing 747-400 Freighters it has in its fleet already.
Goh Choon Phong, the CEO of Singapore Airlines commented on the finalization today:
“This order underscores the importance of the cargo market to the SIA Group. The introduction of the A350F will enhance our capabilities in this key sector, ensuring that we are ready for the growth opportunities that will arise in the coming years.”
“These new-generation aircraft will substantially increase our operating efficiencies and reduce our fuel burn, making an important contribution towards the success of our long-term decarbonization goals”.
Also commenting on the news was Airbus’ sales chief, Christian Scherer:
“Singapore Airlines is the world’s largest operator of the A350 and is now set to become the first to fly the all-new freighter variant”.
“The A350F will fit seamlessly into the carrier’s existing fleet, while redefining the operational efficiency of its cargo operations, bringing a 40% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions compared with the aircraft it will replace at SIA while offering the same payload-carrying capacity and longer range.”
“Consumer patterns have changed dramatically in recent times, generating increased demand for the swift transport of cargo by air. With the A350F, SIA will be well-positioned to respond to this enormous market potential in a profitable and sustainable way.”
This is continued good news for the A350 Freighter, especially with the new commitment from Etihad Airways this morning, who has signed for five units of the freighter.