SIAs Scoot’s multiple flight cancellations, cites ‘operational reasons’ .

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    According to the Straits Times the LCC More than 30 flights operated by budget carrier Scoot were cancelled over a recent five-day period, which the airline said was due to operational reasons. Although repeatedly refusing to elaborate on the cause of the many cancellations
    It appears though that the airline has a cabin crew shortage with a number recently leaving to move to other airlines plus increasing problems with aircraft engines and availability of parts

    “From May 2 to 6, 33 Scoot flights were cancelled, according to data from Changi Airport’s website. Some of these flights were travelling to or from Bangkok in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Manila in the Philippines.

    In response to ST’s queries on May 6, Scoot – the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA) – apologised for changes to some of its flight schedules, which it blamed on “operational reasons”.

    A cabin crew member, who has been with Scoot for around two years, said some cabin staff left the airline recently for various reasons, including jumping ship to other airlines.

    A former cabin crew member, who left the airline in April after two years, said cabin crew on standby were called up almost 100 per cent of the time. Crew on standby may be activated for flights at short notice when someone calls in sick.

    Another current cabin crew member of more than two years said some crew are not getting enough rest between flights, and this could have resulted in more sick leave applications.

    Scoot did not comment on whether a cabin crew shortage was a contributing factor in the flight cancellations.”

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