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Extension of Support to the Aviation Sector

17 Aug 2020 News Releases

1.     The aviation sector has been one of the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. In view of this, the Government will extend the support measures in the Stabilisation and Support Package and the Enhanced Aviation Support Package for the sector. A total of $187 million will be allocated to extend the support from November 2020 to March 20211.

2.     This extension will provide continued cost relief through landing and parking rebates, and rent relief, for airlines, ground handlers, cargo agents and other airport partners at Changi Airport and Seletar Airport.

3.     The Government will also continue to provide funding support to Singapore carriers to rebuild our air connectivity to the world, which is critical to preserving our relevance as a global hub.

4.     The details of the extended cost relief measures are as follows: 

For Airlines
• 10% landing charge rebate for all scheduled passenger flights landing in Singapore;  
• 50% rebate on rental paid for airlines’ lounges and offices within Changi Airport and Seletar Airport terminal buildings; and
• 100% rebate on aircraft parking charges at Changi Airport and Seletar Airport. 

For Ground Handlers 
• 50% rebate on rental paid for ground handling companies’ lounges and offices within Changi Airport and Seletar Airport terminal buildings.

For Cargo Sector
• 10% landing charge rebate for all scheduled freighter flights landing in Singapore; and
• 20% rebate on rental paid by cargo agents tenanted in the Changi Airfreight Centre (CAC).

5.     Further details of the support will be shared with companies.

Measures announced under the previous budgets due to expire on 31 October 2020 will be extended to 31 March 2021.