Singapore Airlines, and Silk Air, starting Monday (2/24/2020), until May 29, 2020, provisionally stopping their flights to Indonesia. For the same period, airlines from Hong Kong Cathay Pacific also suspended flights to the archipelago. The closure of 12 flights to Indonesia, following the local government’s policy to minimize the spread of the Corona virus outbreak (Co-Vid 19).
In addition to Indonesia, the airline, popular with the SQ airline code, also closed dozens of commercial flights to at least 15 airports in four other Southeast Asian countries; Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, and Cambodia.
The management of the Singaporean state-owned also delayed similar flights to Europe, America, Australia, India, and of course, flights to China.
“We will continue to review this policy.” said the official press release of Singapura Airlines management on its official social media account.
Singapore Airlines closes two flights within a period of 20 days (March 3 to March 20, 2020).
- 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
While SilkAir temporarily closed flights to four airports for 15 days (February 24 to May 18, 2020).
- MI224 Singapore-Surabaya on March 11 and 18
- MI223 Surabaya-Singapore on March 11 and 18
- MI142 Singapore-Makassar on February 24; March 2; April 27
- MI141 Makassar-Singapore on February 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 Government of Indonesia, through the Director-General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia; Novie Riyanto, claimed to have received notification of the flight delay, since last week.
“It’s not permanent, just temporarily until there is a positive development of the Corona Virus effect,” he said as reported by The Jakarta Post.