Tag: Singapore Airlines

Face masks, health checks and long check-ins: the future of flying

by Martin Abbugao / Haeril Halim in Jakarta Cabin crew in protective suits, health certifications for passengers, mandatory face masks, and longer check-in times. This is the new reality of mass air travel. As people dream of taking to the skies once more, they face the prospect...

Thinking of travelling? Here’s how Singapore Airlines will handle these unparalleled times

SINGAPORE – An article in The Straits Times features an interview with Singapore Airlines’s (SIA) Chief Executive, Goh Choon Phong on how the airline company will handle business in the time of Covid-19. The aviation industry has taken one of the biggest hits due to the...

Singapore Airlines reports nearly $150 million virus loss

Singapore Airlines reported an annual loss of almost $150 million Thursday, driven by the collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest sign of the outbreak's devastating impact on the aviation sector. The airline group -- which includes subsidiaries SilkAir and...

Singapore Airlines reports annual net loss of S$212m due to COVID-19

SINGAPORE—On Thursday (May 14), Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it suffered an annual net loss of S$212 million, a first in its 48 years of operation, after the COVID-19 pandemic brought air travel to a near-standstill. The Government has promised to "spare no effort" in...

‘Ingenious hacks’ to keep entertained during quarantines, lockdowns and circuit breakers

Singapore – With most of the public currently mandated to stay at home to limit the spread of Covid-19, posts of people engaging in various activities to keep themselves busy and entertained are circulating online. Winnie Heng, on Thursday (April 16), uploaded a video on...

Covid-19: Khaw Boon Wan: Changi Airport Terminal 2 to close for 18 months

Singapore – Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 will close for 18 months as an added cost-cutting measure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. On Monday (April 6), Mr Khaw announced in Facebook that the Covid-19 situation is “forcing us to rethink policies...

The Singapore spirit flies high … Praise for flight attendant’s offer to help at CC

Singapore – Member of Parliament Sun Xueling praised a 'Singapore girl' on social media for volunteering at a community centre. On Friday (April 3), Ms Sun, who is an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, took to Facebook to share an unexpected email from a fellow...

Students perform traditional NZ waiata on flight home to Singapore to say thank you to SIA staff

Singapore—When the Covid-19 crisis is done, perhaps our most enduring memories will be of the kindness and thoughtfulness human beings extended to one another, in acts both big and small. A group of six Singaporean students from the New Zealand School of Dance sang and...

Temasek to support Singapore Airlines amid economic crunch due to Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore—The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, announced that Singapore Airlines (SIA) is considering corporate action as it deals with the economic fallout from the current coronavirus pandemic that has affected the globe. This action will be supported by state-investment fund...

Hiring freeze at Singapore Airlines as air travel takes a hit due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Singapore—Feeling the pinch of the Covid-19 outbreak, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has frozen its recruitment and is even looking at asking its current personnel to go on voluntary unpaid leave. SIA told The Straits Times, “In response to Covid-19, a general recruitment freeze has been implemented...