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Ong Ye Kung - aviation

It is a small, cautious step to start to reopen aviation and resuscitate Changi Airport, as well as (Singapore Airlines). The aviation sector, Changi Airport and SIA (Singapore Airlines) do not concern just the aviation sector. It is linked to the whole economy.

“We need to start to take steps to open up in a safe manner that can revive Changi Airport, resuscitate the aviation sector,” Mr Ong said.

It is a small, cautious step to start to reopen aviation and resuscitate Changi Airport, as well as (Singapore Airlines). The aviation sector, Changi Airport and SIA (Singapore Airlines) do not concern just the aviation sector. It is linked to the whole economy.

“We need to start to take steps to open up in a safe manner that can revive Changi Airport, resuscitate the aviation sector,” Mr Ong said.



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Reviving our Air Hub - Changi Airport

COVID-19 has set us back by 40 years to 1981 when Terminal 1 was open.

"But there is a big difference between then and now," Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in his National Day Message to MOT.

"In the early 1980s, many airlines had not decided to come to Changi. We went all out to secure airlines, including unilaterally opening up our skies to invite the carriers to come to Changi.

Today, the airlines are here, and Changi has grown into a world-class airport," Mr Ong said.



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Aviation workers

Many of their crew have also volunteered with various roles within the company. Others have taken on ambassador roles and opportunities at public transport stations, social service offices and hospitals.

Unfortunately, the pandemic is showing no signs of letting up. SIA Group has introduced several cost-cutting measures by allowing staff to seek secondary employment and offering early retirement / release schemes with payouts and benefits.



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