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Singapore Airlines temporarily halts some flights to Indonesian cities

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, February 24, 2020  /  03:57 pm
Singapore Airlines temporarily halts some flights to Indonesian cities

"Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will temporarily reduce services across our network due to weak demand as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak," the carrier announced on its social media accounts on Feb. 18. (Courtesy of Singapore Airlines/File)

Singapore Airlines has canceled some flights to Indonesia until the end of May, including those of subsidiary Silk Air.

"Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will temporarily reduce services across our network due to weak demand as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak," the carrier announced on its social media accounts on Feb. 18.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments as necessary. Affected customers will be notified and re-accommodated onto other flights."

The canceled flights are:

Singapore Airlines

  • SQ968 Singapore-Jakarta on March 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26 and 28
  • SQ951 Jakarta-Singapore on March 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 27 and 29

SilkAir

  • MI224 Singapore-Surabaya on March 11 and 18
  • MI223 Surabaya-Singapore on March 11 and 18
  • MI142 Singapore-Makassar on Feb. 24; March 2; April 27
  • MI141 Makassar-Singapore on Feb. 24; March 2; April 27
  • MI196 Singapore-Bandung on April 7, 14, 21 and 28; May 5 and 12
  • MI195 Bandung-Singapore on April 7, 14, 21 and 28; May 5 and 12
  • MI138 Singapore-Balikpapan on April 24
  • MI137 Balikpapan-Singapore on April 24
  • MI134 Singapore-Balikpapan on May 18
  • MI133 Balikpapan-Singapore on May 18

The airline has also canceled its services from Singapore to other Southeast Asian destinations, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia.

Following the news, Transportation Ministry civil aviation director general Novie Riyanto told tempo.co on Monday that the ministry had received reports from Singapore Airlines regarding the decision.

"[The policy] is not a permanent one; only temporary. The cancelations were due to weak demand caused by the coronavirus. Cathay Pacific has also reduced its services because of the outbreak," said Novie, adding that the ministry was currently making a record of foreign carriers that had reduced, canceled or postponed flights to Indonesia. (gis/kes)

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Editor's note:

The title and first paragraph in this article have been corrected.

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