SIA to retire Airbus fleet earlier

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  • Thursday, 24 Apr 2003

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) is reportedly phasing out its Airbus fleet five months earlier than planned as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak hits travel demand. 

The Singapore national carrier would phase out all its 12 Airbus planes, including the 183-seater A310-300s, by June, The Straits Times reported, quoting an airline spokesman. 

According to the report, the planes are to be replaced by B777 aircraft from Boeing Co and the super-long-range A340-500 aircraft from Airbus, although these are still on order and have not been delivered. 

The airline has already cut 20% of its flight capacity due to the war in Iraq and the outbreak SARS, which has triggered a fear of flying. – Reuters  

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