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SIA is in trouble and it deserves a helping hand

Singapore Airlines (SIA) aeroplanes taken from Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Feb 12, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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For an airline which survived the impact of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, severe acute respiratory syndrome and the global financial crisis, the Covid-19 outbreak might just be the straw that breaks Singapore Airlines' (SIA) back.

With almost every major market being shut down across the world as governments declare lockdowns, the airline has been forced to halve its capacity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2020, with the headline SIA is in trouble and it deserves a helping hand. Subscribe