Free transport service to end for SIA cabin crew who work late

Ground handling firm Sats now arranges for a taxi or private-hire car for SIA cabin crew who work late. From June 1, they will have to make their own transport arrangements to and from the airport, while the monthly transport allowance will also rise
Ground handling firm Sats now arranges for a taxi or private-hire car for SIA cabin crew who work late. From June 1, they will have to make their own transport arrangements to and from the airport, while the monthly transport allowance will also rise. The Singapore Airlines Staff Union said in an e-mail to crew that the existing business model is "not sustainable".ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has told its more than 7,000 cabin crew that from June 1, they will have to make their own transport arrangements to and from Changi Airport when they work late.

Currently, a free transport service is provided when staff have to report for flights that take off between midnight and 7am, and when their flights land between 10.30pm and 5.30am, The Straits Times understands.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Free transport service to end for SIA cabin crew who work late'. Print Edition | Subscribe