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Covid-19: Singapore Airlines cuts capacity again

by on March 19, 2020
 

Singapore Airlines cuts capacity further, in line with reduced demand as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The cuts are network-wide, resulting in a capacity reduction of 50% up to end-April 2020.

Singapore Airlines cuts capacity

The unprecedented controls to stem the Covid-19 outbreak have been worsened by increasing numbers of international border closure. Based on the global border controls making a deepening impact on air travel, SIA expects to make further capacity cuts.

….. We have lost a large amount of our traffic in a very short time, and it will not be viable for us to maintain our current network. Make no mistake – we expect the pace of this deterioration to accelerate. The SIA Group must be prepared for a prolonged period of difficulty. SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong

He added that the Company is actively taking steps to build up liquidity. The SIA Group will also consult the unions as it urgently takes steps to further cut costs. Additional measures will be announced when they have been firmed up.

Important points to note

  • Full details about the suspended flights will be announced on the SIA website from 18th March 2020.
  • Tickets for cancelled flights will be automatically converted into an open ticket.
    • Complete all travel by 31st March 2021.
  • Due to the large number of flight cuts, affected customers do not need to contact SIA directly.
    • Provide your details in this Request Form when your new travel plans are in place.
    • Singapore Airlines customer service agents will contact you.
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