Singapore Airlines operates its first flights with the entire crew vaccinated
The three passenger airlines of the SIA Group - Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot - are among the first in the world to operate flights with all the crew immunized against Covid-19
The three passenger airlines of the SIA Group - Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir and Scoot - are among the first airlines in the world to operate flights with all pilots and cabin crew vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The Singapore government has prioritized the aviation sector in the Asian country's immunization plan. This reflects the importance of the sector, as well as the crucial role of the SIA Group in Singapore's economic recovery and the fight against Covid-19.
The SIA Group operational staff have responded very positively to the call, with more than 90% of the cabin crew and pilots registered to receive the Covid-19 vaccine to date.
The first services with all immunized crew members have been the Singapore Airlines SQ956, which departed from Singapore for Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 11, 2021 at 09:30 local time; Scoot's TR606 that flew to Bangkok, Thailand, at 09:30; and the SilkAir MI608 that departed for Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at 4.30 pm.
Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said: “The high acceptance rate of the vaccine from our colleagues is very encouraging. Vaccines will be key to reopening borders and enhancing travel confidence, along with sound coronavirus testing planning and comprehensive health security measures that exist on the ground and in the air. Immunization offers greater protection to our people and provides an additional layer of security for our clients".