Singapore Airlines has quietly converted two Boeing 787-10s on order to the smaller -8 variant, and allocated these aircraft to budget unit Scoot.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the order switch, as well as the transfer to Scoot was made in October. Neither the manufacturer nor the airline disclosed the information at that time.
When contacted, Scoot would only confirm that SIA has novated the aircraft to it.
The low-cost carrier has 10 787-8s and eight -9s in service, and now has two of each variant on order. SIA meanwhile has seven 787-10s in service and 39 on order.
The SIA group has also signalled that Scoot will take 14 737-800s from SilkAir, as well as take over a number of the regional carrier’s leisure routes. That is part of a wider move that will see SilkAir’s operations absorbed into the mainline brand, with SIA to operate its Boeing 737 Max 8s.
The 737-800s bound for Scoot will join a fleet of 28 Airbus narrowbodies, comprising 25 A320s, one A320neos and two A319s. Scoot also has 38 A320neos on order.