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Singapore Airlines to Operate Charity Flight on 29 May 2015

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has confirmed that it will organise a special charity flight for some 300 beneficiaries of the Community Chest on the worlds largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, as part of the airlines SG50 activities.

A first for SIA, the three hour charity flight will be operated on 29 May 2015.

Beneficiaries will include children with special needs, adults with disabilities, as well as disadvantaged elderly and families, many of whom have never had the opportunity to take a flight.

In addition to enjoying an inflight meal service, beneficiaries will be treated to special performances by SIAs cabin crew during the special flight.

Volunteers from SIA, comprising ground staff, cabin crew and pilots, will be on hand to assist the beneficiaries, so as to make their experience a delightful, memorable and comfortable one.

Community Chest Managing Director, Ms Ng Ling Ling, said, Flying for the first time is a wonderful experience. It is extra special for those who have had to face many challenges in their lives. For these beneficiaries, it is not just a simple flight it is the confidence that anything is possible. We are grateful to SIA for extending this opportunity to beneficiaries of Community Chest, and inspiring them to look beyond their challenges.

The Community Chest of Singapore will be raising funds through this event. Members of the public can play a part by donating to Community Chest, with 100% of the donations going towards social service programmes for the underprivileged. Under the Care & Share Movement for SG50, led by Community Chest, the donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Singapore Government, doubling the benefit to the less fortunate.

SIAs partners helping to make the flight possible include Airbus, Changi Airport Group, SATS and Shell Aviation.

SIA, Singapore Airlines, Singapore, CSR, Changi

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