IHGMA.com – Travellers from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand will now be able to transit through Singapore in the latest round of approvals for the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group.
Transit passengers from two other South-east Asian countries – Vietnam and Cambodia – were allowed to transit through Singapore on SIA Group’s airlines last week.
As published by TheStraitsTimes Tuesday 18/8/2020, at The five countries are the first from the region whose passengers the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has allowed to transit here after border restrictions were slightly eased on June 2. Transit passenger traffic to Singapore had stopped in late March after the Government announced a ban on short-term visitors to reduce the risk of importing Covid-19 cases.
SIA said on Tuesday (Aug 18) that the group – which also includes regional arm SilkAir and budget arm Scoot – has received approval to fly transit passengers through Singapore from three Indonesian cities. SIA’s passengers can transit in Singapore through flights departing from Jakarta, SilkAir from Medan, and Scoot from Surabaya.
For Malaysia, Scoot’s passengers departing Ipoh, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur and Penang will be able to transit through Singapore. SIA and SilkAir flights from Kuala Lumpur will be able to transit through the Republic as well.
For Thailand, travellers can transit in Singapore by taking SIA’s flights from Bangkok.