Singapore Airlines drops Canberra route in global downsizing

  • Singapore Airlines drops Canberra route in global downsizing

Singapore Airlines drops Canberra route in global downsizing

Singapore Airlines says it won't return to Wellington even after coronavirus travel restrictions ease.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to start flights to nowhere for flyers who have been missing the experience of flying lately.

Singapore Airlines plans to offer round-trip flights that both depart and arrive at the same destination, according to a new report.

A Singapore Airlines flight at Canberra Airport.

Well if you do, Singapore Airlines might just have the thing for you.

The flights could include staycations at Singapore's hotels, "shopping vouchers, and limousine ferry rides" as well, according to Stefan Wood, Director at Singapore Air Charter, an aircraft charter firm.

In a statement released late last week the airline group said that "after taking into account a recruitment freeze, natural attrition, and the take up of voluntary departure schemes, the potential number of staff impacted will be reduced to about 2,400 in Singapore and overseas stations".

Japan's ANA Airline sold tickets for a flight to nowhere as well, offering a 1-hour 26-minute sightseeing flight around the Tokyo area.

One of the world's most popular airlines is looking to launch a new three hour long flight route - to nowhere.

Singapore Airlines has pulled the plug on its Canberra service as part of a global downsizing of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is unlikely to return even if worldwide travel restrictions ease. The group will also cut around 4,300 jobs across its airlines.

Goh said the airline expected travel demand to "remain stunted" for a long time.

He warned that the "next few weeks would be some of the toughest in the history of the SIA Group as some of our friends and colleagues leave the company".

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