The Singapore Airlines (SIA) group says that border controls and travel restrictions continue to affect its operations amidst the emergence of more virulent strains of the virus.

This comes as SIA reported April group passenger capacity that was up 627% y-o-y, though this was due to the low base in April 2020 given the impact of the pandemic outbreak. Passenger carriage grew 921% y-o-y, while passenger load factor (PLF) was up 4.6 percentage points y-o-y.

On a m-o-m basis, group passenger capacity grew 5.8%, while passenger carriage was up 10.2% m-o-m and PLF was up 0.9 percentage points.

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