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Where is Singapore Airlines flying its Boeing 737 MAX fleet?

Nearly one in five Singapore Airlines flights is now flown by the Boeing 737-8 MAX.

Whether you're targeting or avoiding the new type, here's where you'll find them flying on the network.

It’s been over a year since Singapore Airlines first introduced its Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to passenger service, back in late November 2021 between Changi Airport and the Thai holiday resort island of Phuket, including the latest flat-bed Regional Business Class and Economy Class seats for the narrow-body fleet.


While Phuket no longer features on the aircraft’s roster, more MAXs and more routes have been progressively added since then, with 15 of the jets now in the regular operating fleet and a further 22 set to join in the years ahead.

It’s therefore a good time to revisit where the MAXs are flying on the network, whether you’re trying to snag an experience with the new cabin products, or simply avoiding the type altogether!

The MAX already represents the majority of the SIA narrow-body fleet, with recent confirmation that the older Boeing 737-800s (NGs) with recliner seats in Business Class now number only seven aircraft (down from nine), all of which will eventually leave the airline by late 2025.

Boeing 737-8 MAX Business Class seats, which convert to fully-flat beds. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

In total, nearly one in five SIA flights (18%) will be operated by a Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft during the upcoming summer timetable season.

More routes

The 737 MAX network has expanded considerably since inaugural routes to Phuket, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap and Brunei started in late 2021.

The fleet now flies to 18 destinations, including Cairns in Australia which clocks in at 6 hours 45 minutes of flight time.

That list will expand this coming summer season with the addition of five cities, including a reinstatement of 6-hour non-stop Busan flights (previously flown using the A330), though the shortest route – Kuala Lumpur – will no longer receive the MAX, for a new total of 22 destinations.

Here’s how SIA’s Boeing 737-8 MAX route network looks.