Singapore Airlines has taken the decision to
advance the planned release of 76 pilots who are employed on
The pilots are
expected to be released by 30 June 2013.
The airline had previously been releasing
pilots only upon expiry of their contracts.
The airline said it would assist
the pilots to pursue employment opportunities within the SIA Group and
with other airlines.
Singapore Airlines currently has a surplus of
pilots to its operational requirements, as the global financial
crisis of 2009-10 had resulted in excess capacity and slower than
The airline had earlier implemented other
measures to address the surplus, such as voluntary no pay leave
and the suspension of cadet pilot recruitment.
Pilots employed on
fixed-term contracts make up about 4% of Singapore Airlinesí total
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