Singapore Airlines eases rules to woo former cabin crew

Those with at least 4 years' service can rejoin at same rank and pay level where they left off

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has relaxed the rules on stewardesses who leave the company and want to return - without any demotion in their rank. New schemes have also seen more "flying mums" coming back to the SIA workforce.
Former cabin crew members who have returned to work with Singapore Airlines include (from left) leading stewardess Christina Chia, 38, and flight stewardesses Anna Ye, 33, and Catherine Yap, 30.
Former cabin crew members who have returned to work with Singapore Airlines include (from left) leading stewardess Christina Chia, 38, and flight stewardesses Anna Ye, 33, and Catherine Yap, 30.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

The Singapore Girl is growing up, as Singapore Airlines (SIA) makes a concerted effort for former cabin crew, including young mothers, to return.

With tough competition in the premium air-travel market, SIA is banking on experienced crew to take its in-flight service levels to a new high, to widen the gap with rival carriers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'SIA eases rules to woo former cabin crew'. Print Edition | Subscribe