All three passenger airlines within the SIA Group – Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir and Scoot – on February 11 became the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.
The first services with a full set of the vaccinated crew are SIA flight SQ956, which departed Singapore for Jakarta, Indonesia on February 11, 2021, at 0930hrs local time (GMT+8), Scoot’s TR606 which departed for Bangkok, Thailand at 0930hrs, and SilkAir’s MI608 which departed for Phnom Penh, Cambodia at 1630hrs.
The Singapore government has prioritized 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 operating crew within the SIA Group have responded very positively to the exercise, with more than 90% of cabin crew and pilots signing up for the vaccine to date.