Vaccinated Pilots and Cabin Crew have begun taking their places on Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SilkAir operated flights. This makes the three passenger airlines within the SIA Group among the first carrier worldwide to fly with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.
The first service with a full set of vaccinated crew was SIA flight SQ956 to Jakarta, Indonesia on 11th February at 0930hrs local time (GMT+8). Scoot’s TR606 to Bangkok, Thailand also departed at the same time, while SilkAir’s MI608 headed for for Phnom Penh, Cambodia at 1630hrs.
The Singapore government has prioritised the aviation sector in the country’s vaccination exercise. This reflects the sector’s importance, as well as the SIA Group’s crucial role in Singapore’s economic recovery and the fight against Covid-19. Operating crew within the SIA Group have responded very positively to the exercise, with more than 90% of cabin crew and pilots currently signed up for the vaccine.
…. We are very encouraged by the strong take-up rate for the vaccine from our colleagues. Vaccinations will be key to the reopening of borders and to enhancing travel confidence, in tandem with robust testing regimes and the wide-ranging safe management measures that are in place on the ground and in the air. They offer greater protection for our people and provide an added layer of assurance to our customers. Goh Choon Phong, CEO Singapore Airlines
As SilkAir is currently undergoing integration into Singapore Airlines, their website redirects you to the Singapore Airlines website for bookings and information. To make your bookings or check-in for low cost carrier Scoot, head to their website.