Two of Singapore Airlines’ aircraft will be grounded in 2019 for repairs, while a third will be replaced.
The airline’s fleet of eight Boeing 737 MAX-100s, a fleet of 10 Airbus A350-900s and two Boeing 737-800s will be out of service from 2019, it said.
Its next aircraft will also be grounded for a period of up to six months, while the rest of its fleet will be on standby.
The first Airbus A330-300s will arrive in Singapore on January 20, 2019, while its final Boeing 737 aircraft, the 787-8 Dreamliner, will arrive on May 20, 2020.
Singapore Airlines said that it would be conducting a cost-cutting exercise, which will be conducted through the end of the year, to assess the impact of the current year’s economic crisis.
The airline will also consider whether it should increase the number of aircraft to meet demand.
In March 2018, Singapore Airlines said it would purchase a new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
(Reporting by Juho Hanoo; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)