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SIA freezes ground staff hiring; eyes voluntary no-pay leave

With thousands of flights cut from Feb-May, airline faces excess staff; it's also looking at other cost-cutting moves

SIA has suspended more than 3,000 flights from February to end-May, accounting for 9.9 per cent of its scheduled capacity, due to weak demand caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.


SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has introduced a hiring freeze and is contemplating other cost-cutting measures amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

These measures could possibly include asking staff to voluntarily go on no-pay leave, The Straits Times reported on Tuesday....

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