The woes of travel have been intense thanks to COVID. However, in making things easier and safer for us, Singapore Airlines has announced plans to become fully vaccinated in the days to come. This means that we no longer need to worry about contracting the virus from the airline’s crew members and staff.
The carrier has confirmed that its pilots, gate agents, flight attendants, and anyone whose job requires contact with the public have been offered free coronavirus vaccines (the two-dose Pfizer) by the Singaporean government.
Commenting on the move, the airline’s CEO, Goh Choon Phong, in a statement said, “We are grateful to the Singapore government for making the aviation sector a priority in the country’s vaccination exercise,” while further adding, “This reflects the sector’s importance and the crucial role we play in both Singapore’s economic recovery and the fight against the pandemic.”
The airline also reported that more than 5,200 SIA employees have signed up for the vaccination already. Stating that vaccinations can be a game-changer in facilitating the opening of borders once again’, SIA CEO Goh also urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Overall, Singapore’s response to fighting the pandemic has been nothing short of commendable. The country has had 59,113 confirmed cases of the virus and only 29 deaths thus far. Well, here’s hoping airlines and countries across the globe take their cues and follow suit soon enough!