SIA, Scoot to work with crew to help safeguard welfare as they drop mask-wearing requirement
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its subsidiary Scoot will work with cabin crew to help safeguard staff welfare during flights when their mask-wearing requirement lifts on Thursday (Jun 1).
"All SIA and Scoot pilots and cabin crew will not be required to wear a mask while operating flights, except on routes where the destination still requires it," both airlines said in response to CNA's queries on Monday.
The airlines said that the decision was in tandem with the government's move "towards the endemic new norm".
SIA and Scoot also said that the health and safety of its customers and staff were their top priority and their crew will continue to adhere to the "robust health and safety measures" implemented on board.
The airlines also said that they will "seek to better understand the crew’s concerns and work with them to see how we can help better safeguard their welfare during flights".
They added that cabin crew are "still able to continue with their duties" if they wish to wear a mask while operating routes to destinations where mask-wearing is not mandated.
CNA has reached out to the SIA Staff Union for comment.