Singapore Airlines cuts costs with offer of early retirement to cabin crew

Travel News Asia has reported Singapore Airlines (SIA) is seeking to further cut costs and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 by offering its cabin crew members the option of early release or retirement, the news source said.

The COVID-19 Voluntary Release Scheme, also open to cabin crew members who are on probation, will come with payouts and benefits.

The scheme was introduced in light of the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic and a slower projected trajectory recovery for international air travel.

Cabin crew members from both Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have until Aug 31 to apply for the scheme.