Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Fleet World's Largest
SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 1994 -- Singapore Airlines today received its 34th Boeing 747-400, thereby making the Asian airline the largest 747-400 operator in the world.
Singapore Airlines, which continues to set world-class standards, recently was honored at the World Travel Awards as being the top airline in Asia-Pacific, and was also named by Airline Business as the world's most profitable airline.
"Singapore Airlines has done a magnificent job in becoming a standard by which other airlines are compared," said Ron Woodard, President of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. "In terms of product and service, they demand the best. And, we are especially pleased that the Boeing 747- 400 is the foundation on which they've built their world- class global service."
The Boeing 747 has become a mainstay for the airline's high-density routes, such as between London-Singapore and Singapore-Hong Kong-San Francisco.
Since the first 747 entered service, travelers around the world have given the same response to survey after survey: The Boeing 747 is their favorite way to fly. One reason for the airplane's popularity has been convenient, nonstop service to distant destinations. The newest 747, the 747- 400, extends the globe-spanning reach of the 747. It can carry 400 passengers nearly 8,500 miles. Able to fly a third of the way around the world without stopping, the 747-400 makes it possible for airlines to initiate non- stop flights on many of the routes which previously required a fuel stop.
By expanding travel horizons for people around the world, the 747-400 helps airlines like Singapore Airlines find new ways to meet competitive challenges.
It costs less to carry each passenger per mile on a 747- 400 flight than on any other jetliner in history. The 747- 400 is 25-percent more fuel efficient per seat-mile than the early 747s. The 747-400 is quieter, more comfortable and up to 17 percent more fuel efficient than its -200 predecessor, making travel more affordable for passengers and more profitable for airlines.