On May 1, 1947, Malayan Airways Limited took off from Singapore’s Kallang Airport. Twenty-five years later, the company would separate into two entities – one of which would be named Singapore Airlines. And this May, the Airline marks 70 years of continued innovation and service.
During that time, Singapore Airlines has grown from a carrier operating three flights a week – to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang – to one that flies to more than 200 destinations in over 70 countries. Along the way, it became the first airline to do everything from giving out free headsets to passengers, to flying the A380, the world’s largest passenger plane.
To commemorate its anniversary, an official 70th logo has been created, which will appear on a range of memorabilia to be released in KrisShop in the coming months.
Among the items collectors can look forward to is an A380 model aircraft. In November, Singapore Airlines held a competition to design the livery for the plane. The lucky winner, who will be announced soon, will receive a pair of Economy Class tickets to the Singapore Airlines destination of their choice, along with a S$200 KrisShop e-voucher.
There will also be various fundraising initiatives, including a gala dinner, slated to wrap up celebrations later this year. More details on the programme and the event will be released in the months ahead.
Throughout the year, SilverKris will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the Airline, through interviews with cabin crew and other staff.