Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extended its partnership with Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) as the official airline partner for Team Singapore. The two-year extension will include SIA providing an agreed value of air tickets for Team Singapore athletes and officials’ travel to participate in major games, including the upcoming 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia.
In addition, 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 equipment and meals.
“Team Singapore has been doing us proud on the global sporting stage and SIA is honoured to continue supporting our local athletes as they travel around the world to compete in international events and fly the Singapore flag high,” Singapore Airlines executive vice president commercial, Mak Swee Wah said.
Chris Chan, secretary-general, SNOC said that SIA has been on its side for the past three years with 2016 Olympic Games and followed by more.
“We are thankful for the continued support from our national carrier. We could not have asked for better partners on this journey, as Team Singapore pursues greater sporting heights at the 2018 Asian Games and towards the 2020 Olympic Games,” Chan added.
SIA first became official airline partner for Team Singapore through an initial three-year agreement with SNOC back in 2015. The airline has also supported Singapore National Paralympic Council, Singapore Sports Awards and the Singapore Sports School through rebated air tickets.
Earlier this year, SIA extended its title sponsorship of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix for another two years until 2019. It first came on board as a title sponsor in 2014 initially for two years, unseating telco Singtel in a high profile takeover. Subsequently, it extended the sponsorship for the 2016 and 2017 races.