SIA picks A320 over Boeing 737 for Indian JV

Tata SIA Airlines to get up to 20 Airbuses worth US$1.83b: sources

[SINGAPORE] Singapore Airlines (SIA) has chosen Airbus's A320 to launch its new Indian joint venture with Tata Sons, scoring a victory over rival Boeing as the airline market in Asia's third-biggest economy shows signs of a revival.

Sources familiar with the decision said a project team picked the European plane in preference to Boeing's 737 - the aircraft ordered by low-cost operator SpiceJet to expand its fleet in a deal reported by Reuters on Tuesday.

"It's going to be an Airbus A320 fleet. The...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to