Some foreign airlines get approval transit services in Singapore

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04:30:21 - January 19, 2021

After a period of the ban for short-term visitors last December, several airlines are allowed to resume their transit services at Changi Airport this month.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) approved for Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, and Swiss to resume transit flights to Changi Airport.

Previously, some Singapore-based airlines resumed transit services such as Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot from approved cities to destinations in the SIA Group network currently operated by SIA, SilkAir or Scoot.

Since the middle of last year, CAAS has invited airlines to submit their proposals for transit flights through Changi Airport. The proposals will be evaluated based on aviation safety, public health considerations, as well as the health of passengers and aircrew.

The Strait Times cited a CAAS spokesperson that “CAAS evaluates airlines’ applications to operate transfer routes taking into consideration the measures that the airlines propose to put in place to manage the risk of transmission at Changi Airport. Approval will be given only when we have ensured that the safety and well-being of passengers and airport staff are safeguarded.”

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