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Scoot Airlines becomes the world’s first LCC airline to operate flights with fully vaccinated pilots and cabin crew

 SIA Group’s Low Cost Carrier arm, will be among the first carriers in the world to operate flights with a full complement of vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.

The first services with a full set of vaccinated crew are as follows:

Scoot – TR606 Singapore – Bangkok 0930hrs local time
Singapore Airlines – SQ956 Singapore – Jakarta 0930hrs local time
Silkair – MI608 Singapore – Phnom Penh 1630hrs local time

Operating crew within the SIA Group have responded very positively to the exercise, with more than 90% of cabin crew and pilots signing up for the vaccine to date.

Mr Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines, said, “We are very encouraged by the strong take-up rate for the vaccine from our colleagues. Vaccinations will be key to the reopening of borders and to enhancing travel confidence, in tandem with robust testing regimes and the wide-ranging safe management measures that are in place on the ground and in the air. They offer greater protection for our people and provide an added layer of assurance to our customers.”

The announcement reflects Scoot’s continued efforts in supporting the aviation and travel industry’s economic recovery and fight against COVID-19.


  • Kirsty Lucas, Country Manager – Sales & Partnerships, Scoot Airlines is available for commentary or interview opportunities if of interest
  • Imagery attached with caption credit below
    • From left to right: SilkAir Flight Steward Muhammad Noramin Bin Hamid, SilkAir Flight Stewardess Kim Geunha, Singapore Airlines Flight Steward Charles Joey Tay, Singapore Airlines Flight Stewardess Hanna Sofia binte Ismail, Scoot Cabin Crew In-charge Mohd Yashin Bin Rahman, Scoot Cabin Crew Lim Zhi Yu.
  • B-Roll footage – available upon request

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