Singapore Airlines, Scoot and Silkair have operated flights with fully vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.

    All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot, were among the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full set of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.

    These flights were SIA flight SQ956 from Singapore for Jakarta, Scoot’s TR606 to Bangkok, Thailand and SilkAir’s MI608 destined to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. SIA Group says the Singapore government has prioritised the aviation sector in the country’s vaccination exercise which 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.

    Goh Choon Phong, chief executive officer of Singapore Airlines said, “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.”

    According to the company, the operating crew within the SIA Group has responded very positively to the exercise, with more than 90 per cent of cabin crew and pilots signing up for the vaccine to date.