The Jakarta Post
"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:
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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