Singapore Airlines watered down suggestions that the lapsing of options it held for five more A340-500s is an indication it will switch to the 777-200LR for its long-haul operations, currently comprising Newark and Los Angeles. An SIA spokesperson told ATWOnline that the airline's "ultra-long-range operations are sufficiently covered using the five [A340-500s] we have now, and long-range options were taken care of with the purchase of up to 32 777-300ERs [19 firm with 13 options] in August ...

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