Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Singapore Airlines announced further cuts that will see the airline operating at 50% its regular capacity.

Citing increased border controls to stem the spread of the outbreak, the airline will be cutting flights through the end of April.

In a statement from the airline, Singapore Airlines Group CEO Goh Choon Phong said: “We have lost a large amount of our traffic in a very short time, and it will not be viable for us to maintain our current network. Make no mistake – we expect the pace of this deterioration to accelerate. The SIA Group must be prepared for a prolonged period of difficulty.”

The airline will release the information on flight reductions/suspensions on March 18. Singapore Airlines will convert cancelled tickets to an open ticket, and customers can fill provide their details with new travel plans on the airline's website. Tickets issued before March 15 will have rebooking fees waived.

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