Some 300 ComChest beneficiaries invited to Singapore Airlines charity flight

Cabin crew performing for the passengers of the flight. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Cabin crew performing for the passengers of the flight. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
A beneficiary taking a tour of the A380. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
A beneficiary taking a tour of the A380. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Beneficiaries enjoying their meals during the flight. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Beneficiaries enjoying their meals during the flight. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Beneficiaries at the gatehold room. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Beneficiaries at the gatehold room. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SINGAPORE - Some 300 Community Chest beneficiaries, most of whom have never travelled on a plane, were treated to a three-hour flight to Malaysia and back on Friday by Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Special needs children, disadvantaged senior citizens and their families boarded an Airbus A380 and were entertained by cabin crew who sang them songs and made balloon sculptures.

Captain Alan Chan, 57, flew the aircraft at a lower altitude of 7,000 ft for passengers to enjoy the sights of the fishing town of Mersing in Johor.

The SIA Charity Flight was part of a series of activities organised by the national carrier to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.

kxinghui@sph.com.sg