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Singapore Airlines opens up by introducing so-called Transit Holding Areas.
Singapore Airlines opens up and that is super good news not only for SIA but for all of us, things are happening now that will lead to an actual reopening of flight as we know or rather knew it: Changi Airport has set up new Transit Holding Areas (THA) in Terminals 1 and 3 as it prepares for the gradual resumption of transit passenger services, which were suspended when Singapore imposed border restrictions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, Singapore Airlines still cancels most flights until end of June 2020. Singapore’s flag carrier will continue to only fly to 15 destinations until the end of June. “SIA and SilkAir will continue to adjust our services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak,” the carrier said in a statement posted on its website
This is to ensure the health and safety of passengers and staff, Changi Airport Group (CAG) told The Straits Times, after Singapore Airlines (SIA) confirmed that it has received approval to start operating transit flights.
In an update on its website on Thursday morning, SIA said that travelers will be able to transit through Changi Airport from selected cities in Australia and New Zealand, to any destination in SIA’s group network operated by SIA, SilkAir or Scoot, from Thursday (June 11 today, editorial comment). The transit flights are only for outbound journeys from Australian cities Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, as well as New Zealand cities Auckland and Christchurch.
Passengers will not be able to transit from other places in SIA’s group network through Singapore into these cities, the national carrier added.
Customers should ensure that they meet the entry requirements for their final destination.
Transfers to and from flights operated by other airlines are currently not permitted.
CAG told ST that upon arrival, passengers flying through Changi will be guided to the transit terminals, which will be open only for transit passengers and authorized airport staff.
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