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Podcast: Inside Singapore Airlines as the COVID crisis hit

written by Adam Thorn | December 24, 2021
A Singapore Airlines A350-900 (9V-SMB) at Brisbane Airport (William Percival-Hayes)

What’s it like to be a senior executive in a major international airline when a once-in-a-century pandemic grounds the industry?

In this special episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, Singapore’s regional manager for public affairs, Karl Schubert, talks host Adam Thorn through the dramatic moments the team made the crunch decisions.

He reveals why the airline kept flying despite low demand and stringent arrival caps, whether COVID was worse than they thought and whether he thinks the industry will bounce back to 2019 levels.

Finally, the pair discuss the future of the A380. Can it really survive in a world of smaller long-haul aircraft?

Click here to listen on your device. 

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