May 17, 2019 / 3:39 AM / 7 months ago

Singapore Airlines says its order for 31 Boeing 737 MAX jets 'intact'

FILE PHOTO: Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Goh Choon Phong speaks as Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Kevin McAllister looks on during a delivery ceremony of the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines at the Boeing South Carolina Plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said on Friday that an order for 31 737 MAX jets from Boeing remains “intact”, despite deadly crashes involving the aircraft.

The airline’s regional arm, SilkAir, operated six Boeing Co 737 MAX jets before they were grounded in March following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Singapore Airlines reported its highest-ever annual revenue on Thursday, but that failed to lift profits which nearly halved mainly due to higher fuel costs.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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