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Singapore Airlines to resume flights to 3 Chinese cities from Apr 22 after disruption due to ‘regulatory reasons’

Singapore Airlines to resume flights to 3 Chinese cities from Apr 22 after disruption due to ‘regulatory reasons’

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights to the Chinese cities of Chongqing, Chengdu and Xiamen will resume from Apr 22 after a three-week suspension. The suspension, from Mar 31 to Apr 21, was due to “regulatory reasons”, an SIA spokesperson said on Monday (Apr 1) without providing further details. Before the pause in flights, SIA operated daily services to Chengdu and Xiamen, and flew three times a week to Chongqing. When flights to the three cities resume, services will begin with five times weekly flights from Apr 22 to Apr 28. Thereafter, it will be increased to daily services, the airline said in response to CNA’s queries. POSSIBLE REASONS FOR DISRUPTION The period of suspension follows a similar situation last year when SIA flights to five cities, including Chengdu, Chongqing and Xiamen were halted. Services to those three cities resumed on Nov 26 last year. Aviation analysts CNA spoke to suggested a few reasons for service disruptions, including capacity limits and the unavailability of flight slots. Independent analyst Brendan Sobie said that the suspension might be because the carrier …

50 SIA, Scoot cabin crew members to volunteer at hospitals under new agreement

50 SIA, Scoot cabin crew members to volunteer at hospitals under new agreement

[ad_1] The agreement builds on the collaboration that started in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, said MOH, PSD and SIA Group. “The trilateral MOU strengthens our national collective resilience and agility to respond to future crises,” they added. MOH, PSD, and the SIA Group will collaborate in two key areas: Training and volunteer deployment of cabin crew to care roles, and tabletop exercises to stress test Singapore’s crisis response protocols. The MOU was signed by Permanent Secretary (Health) Chan Yeng Kit, Permanent Secretary (Development) Teoh Zsin Woon, and SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong. “While the SIA Group had surplus manpower at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many public sector organisations needed more staff on the frontlines,” said Mr Goh. “Working closely with MOH and PSD, we successfully transitioned over 2,000 of our people to roles with various public agencies and healthcare institutions. “Being exposed to different types of support roles also benefitted our people, who used their experience and new skills to enhance our customer service.” The MOU establishes a pathway to redeploy SIA …