Singapore Airlines is the latest airline to
suspend additional services across its
network, and has warned that there is more to come.
These latest suspensions, which will be posted
on the airline’s website sometime today, mean that SIA will operate only
50% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to
Given the growing scale of the border controls
globally and its deepening impact on air travel, SIA has said that
it expects to make even more cuts to capacity in the future.
The company is also actively taking steps to build up
liquidity and is consulting unions once again as it urgently takes
steps to further cut costs.
SIA CEO, Goh Choon Phong, said, “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.”
flights that are cancelled will automatically be converted into an
open ticket for travel that only needs to be completed by 31 March
2021. Due to the large number of flight cuts, affected customers
do not need to contact SIA directly, they only need to provide
their details in a form found
when their new travel plans have been firmed up, and the airline’s customer
service agents will then contact them.