Singapore Airlines group starts flying with vaccinated crew
ECONOMYNEXT – Singapore Airlines which flies three times a week to Sri Lanka, and its affiliates Scoot and SilkAir has begun to operate with vaccinated crew, the airline said.
Singapore flight SQ956 to Jakarta, Scoot’s TR6060 to Bangkok and SilkAir MI608 to Phnom Penh were the first flights to use vaccinated crew, the airline said.
“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,” the airline said in a statement.
More than 90 percent of the crew had signed up for the vaccination program.
“We are very encouraged by the strong take-up rate for the vaccine from our colleagues,” Goh ChoonPhong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said,
“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.”
Singapore Airlines operates three flights a week to Colombo with flights on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. (Colombo/Feb12/2021)