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Singapore Airlines extends global flight cancellations, 23% of March flights axed

Over 23% of Singapore Airlines flights for March 2020 have been cut, as cancellations jump to 5,300 over the next three months

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Singapore Airlines has announced a new expanded list of flight cancellations for their planned services between now and the end of May 2020, including those of regional subsidiary SilkAir, with nearly 5,300 flights cancelled over the three-month period to address falling demand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

“Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have made additional temporary reductions to selected services across our network in response to a fall in demand due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

“The cuts announced to date will result in a 10.3% decrease in the scheduled capacity (measured in available seat-kilometres) from February to end-May 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation, and be nimble and flexible in adjusting our capacity to match the changing demand patterns in the market.” Singapore Airlines

These service reductions come in addition to over 700 flight cancellations across the two carriers in February 2020.


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See the full list of cancelled flights here. (PDF, 313 KB)

In total 5,258 flights have been cancelled between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2020; 3,189 Singapore Airlines services plus 2,069 of regional subsidiary SilkAir.

That’s a 69% increase over that period since the last cuts were announced only a week ago in late February 2020. These cancellations come in addition to over 700 Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights that did not operate in February 2020.