SilkAir (MI, Singapore Changi) has appointed Skytech-AIC to sell seven B737-800s that will not be transferred to parent Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) as a part of their merger.

The Boeing narrowbodies 9V-MGF (msn 44222), 9V-MGG (msn 44223), 9V-MGH (msn 44224), 9V-MGI (msn 44225), 9V-MGJ (msn 44226), 9V-MGP (msn 44232), and 9V-MGQ (msn 44233) will be available for redelivery from July 2021. The first three units were manufactured in 2014, the subsequent two in 2015, and the final two in 2016. All have been operated by the Singaporean carrier since new.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that SilkAir currently operates seventeen B737-800s, although only six are active as the airline's operations have been reduced to a minimum due to COVID-19 border restrictions.

Nine out of the seventeen B737-800s are due to be transferred to Singapore Airlines which plans to deploy them into revenue service on March 4, 2021. 9V-MGA (msn 44217) and 9V-MGD (msn 44220) have already been operating test flights around Singapore Changi under the SQ code, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

The airline told ch-aviation that Skytech-AIS has been appointed to sell seven aircraft because SilkAir independently sold the eighth unit already.

Editorial Comment: The article updates with SilkAir's comment regarding the sale of the eighth B737-800. - 04.03.2021 - 08:47 UTC