SilkAir seeks funding for two A320s

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Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary SilkAir is in the market with a request for proposals for financing for two Airbus A320 aircraft, bankers say.

The aircraft, which will be powered by International Aero Engines' V2500 powerplants, will deliver in 2013, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database.

Separately, SilkAir intends to phase out its fleet of Airbus jets by 2021, after it takes delivery of its final Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft on order.

The carrier has committed to 23 Boeing 737-800s and 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, with purchase rights for another 14 aircraft.

Deliveries of the 54 aircraft on firm order are scheduled to begin in 2014 and continue through to 2021.

"The new Boeing aircraft will cater for both growth and replacement and we envisage a phasing out of our A320s and A319s by the time we take delivery of the last firm Max aircraft," a spokesman told Flightglobal in August.