Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to be the Official Airline Partner for Team Singapore. Under the three year agreement from now until 30 April 2018, SIA will provide an agreed value of air tickets for Team Singapore athletes and officials’ travel to participate in major games such as the 2016 Olympic Games, the 2017 Asian Youth Games and the 2017 SEA Games.
SIA will also provide excess baggage for the contingent’s sporting equipment, operational support for check-in and ground handling services, special flight- related services including the special handling of sports equipment and provision of special meals, where required.
"We are proud to be the Official Airline Partner for the Singapore National Olympic Council, in another example of our commitment to sports and tourism. Singapore Airlines is honoured to extend support to our local sporting talents as they fly on us to represent Singapore in international events and bring the nation sporting glory,” said Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah.
“Singapore Airlines has been very supportive in providing exceptional service and special dispensation to our athletes and officials travelling to the major Games in the past. Therefore, we are very pleased to welcome Singapore Airlines on board as our Official Airline Partner and share our journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and other major Games with them,” said Mr Chris Chan, Secretary-General of the SNOC.
SIA has been a long-standing supporter of local sports and is the Official Airline Partner for the 28th SEA Games to be held in Singapore from 5 to 16 June 2015. The Airline has been supporting the Singapore Sports Awards, which recognise athletes who make outstanding contributions to local sports, since 1999, by providing yearly tickets to the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Sportsboy and Sportsgirl of the year. The Airline has also been supporting the Singapore Sports School through rebated air tickets to nurture emerging sports talents since 2002.