Environmental groups concerned about flights to nowhere

Flights difficult to justify as they don't provide transport, yet increase carbon emissions

Last Friday, The Straits Times reported that Singapore Airlines is planning to launch a flights-to-nowhere campaign, with each flight taking about three hours. SIA has since said it is considering several initiatives, and reiterated that "none of the
Last Friday, The Straits Times reported that Singapore Airlines is planning to launch a flights-to-nowhere campaign, with each flight taking about three hours. SIA has since said it is considering several initiatives, and reiterated that "none of these plans have been firmed up". PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The problem of increased carbon emissions is just the tip of the iceberg if Singapore Airlines (SIA) goes ahead with plans to launch "flights to nowhere", said environmental groups.

Such flights are difficult to justify because they do not provide transport to any destination, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2020, with the headline 'Environmental groups concerned about flights to nowhere'. Print Edition | Subscribe