SINGAPORE, Mar. 24, 2020 - Singaporean flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has moved to cancel 96% of its international flights yesterday (23rd March 2020), effectively grounding 138 of its 147 SIA and Silkair aircraft. Amongst the canceled flights is the World's longest non-stop flight from Singapore to Newark, operated by SIA's new A350ULRs.
The airline’s low cost subsidiary, Scoot will also suspend most of its network, resulting in the the subsidiary grounding 47 aircraft out of its 49 aircraft fleet.
These cancellations came along after the island nation banned all travellers from entering the country from the 23rd of March 2020 at 2359hrs.
It is also unclear when Singapore Airlines Group can resume normal services again, given strong uncertainty as to when border control measures will be lifted. Repatriation flights by SIA will continue, as the Airline brings travellers and oversea's Singaporeans home during the crisis.