Rethinking how SIA can again be a great way to fly

With airlines' balance sheets in tatters and airports looking like ghost towns, it may seem that the experience of flying will never be the same again.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

When talk of Singapore Airlines (SIA) launching "flights to nowhere" made its rounds last month, environmental activists howled in protest.

The problem of carbon emissions from flights is just the tip of the iceberg, they said. Producing and later incinerating used in-flight amenities, such as face masks and surface wipes, also add to emissions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2020, with the headline 'Rethinking how SIA can again be a great way to fly'. Print Edition | Subscribe