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Singapore Airlines Group carries 1.7 million passengers in May

The travel recovery continues apace for the Singapore Airlines Group, with 1.7 million passengers carried last month, 50% of pre-COVID levels.

Following the lifting of border restrictions in Singapore for fully vaccinated travellers from around the world in early April 2022, and the removal of pre-departure testing for inbound travellers later the same month, travel to and from the Lion City has rebounded strongly.


The latest set of operating results posted by the Singapore Airlines Group for May 2022 shows that 1.7 million passengers were carried by its two airlines, with passenger load factors of up to 87% seen on flights to and from regions like Europe and the USA – even higher than pre-COVID levels.

“The strong recovery in air travel continued in May 2022 as Singapore relaxed border restrictions in April 2022, removing the need for quarantine and on-arrival Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers, and removing pre-departure Covid-19 tests.”

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Singapore Airlines carried 1,287,000 passengers during the month. That represents 55% of the comparable January 2020 pre-COVID period for SIA and SilkAir combined (2,336,000 passengers).

Scoot carried 419,000 passengers in May 2022, 40% of its January 2020 total of 1,047,000 passengers.

Both Singapore Airlines and Scoot are seeing big shifts towards pre-pandemic passenger traffic levels. (Photo: Kwok Ho Eddie Wong)

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