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Event Background

The SIA Charity Run is one of the charity activities Singapore Airlines is holding as part of our 70th Anniversary celebration. Through these activities, SIA will be raising funds for Community Chest of Singapore.

At the Singapore Airlines Charity Run, participants get to enjoy a picturesque run and fun-filled fringe activities to raise funds for the less fortunate. To encourage greater participation from the public, various categories will be incorporated into the Run, including a 10KM Competitive Run, 5KM Fun Run, as well as a Corporate Challenge. A 3KM Wheelathon is being introduced this year as a special category to encourage inclusiveness.

All proceeds raised from the Run will be donated to Community Chest.

About Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has come a long way since our founding in 1972, evolving from a regional airline to one of the most respected travel brands around the world. We fly one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over five continents, with our Singapore Girl as our internationally-recognisable icon providing the high standards of care and service that customers have come to expect of us

Innovation has always been at the core of our business and along the way, we have developed a reputation for being an industry trendsetter. Our ever-growing list of industry-leading innovations includes the following firsts:

  • First to offer free headsets, a choice of meals and free drinks in Economy Class, in the 1970s
  • First to introduce satellite-based inflight telephones in 1991
  • First to involve a comprehensive panel of world-renowned chefs, the International Culinary Panel, in developing inflight meals in 1998
  • First to offer audio and video on demand (AVOD) capabilities on KrisWorld in all classes in October 2001
  • First to fly the A380 from Singapore to Sydney on 25 October 2007

Through the 70 Years

Journey with us as we take you through our 70 years of heritage.



On 2 March, Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in Toulouse.

In May, Singapore Airlines established a holding company, Budget Aviation Holdings Pte Ltd, to own and manage its budget airlines, Scoot and Tiger Airways.


On 9 August, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 in special SG50 livery takes part in the aerial flypast of Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP), celebrating the nation’s 50th birthday. It’s the first time Singapore Airlines has participated in the NDP flypast. 20 Singapore Girls on trishaws are also featured in the Vintage Parade segment.



On 6 September, Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia arrive safely in Singapore, flown in comfort on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter. The approximately 4.5 hour flight, which departed from Chengdu, was scheduled to minimise any climate-related discomfort.


On 18 May, Singapore Airlines presents its first cookbook, Above and Beyond: A Collection of Recipes from the Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel, with a collection of 50 delectable recipes contributed by the ten celebrated chefs.


Singapore Airlines takes delivery of the first of 19 new Airbus A330-300 in Toulouse, France on 21 January. This aircraft has a unique two-class layout, with 30 seats in Business Class and 255 in Economy Class.

On 18 February, Singapore Airlines celebrates its one-millionth passenger onboard its Airbus A380 aircraft. To commemorate this special occasion, passengers across all three classes on board the aircraft are presented with champagne and special Singapore Airlines giveaways.


Singapore Airlines takes delivery of the world’s first Airbus A380 in Toulouse, France on 15 October.

The future takes flight with Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 from Singapore to Sydney on 25 October.


In October, Singapore Airlines’ comprehensive suite of new generation cabin products is introduced across all classes. These include the world’s widest First and Business Class seats, which transform into fully-flat beds.


On 15 October, Singapore Airlines unveils the first new aircraft to join its fleet since 1997 – the ultra long-range Airbus A340-500.


KrisFlyer, Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer programme, is launched. Members get to earn KrisFlyer miles when they fly with SIA, in any class of travel, which they can redeem for rewards.


Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel, comprising five world-acclaimed chefs from five countries, takes inflight dining to new heights.


On 22 November, SQ23 from Amsterdam is Singapore Airlines’ first flight to land at the new Terminal 2 in Singapore Changi Airport.


Tradewinds, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is announced in February as Singapore’s second airline. It has since become SilkAir, and grown its flight network to more than 30 destinations across Asia and in Australia.

Singapore Airlines is the first airline to send a Boeing 747-400 commercial flight from Singapore across the Pacific.


Airline House, Singapore Airlines’ corporate headquarters, officially opens at the Changi Airfreight Centre.


On 1 July, Singapore Airlines’ operations move from Paya Lebar Airport to its new home, the brand-new Singapore Changi Airport.


Singapore Airlines’ fleet expands to include the state-of-the-art Boeing 747, Boeing 727, and DC10.


Singapore Airlines makes its first transcontinental journey from Singapore to London on 2 June.


Singapore Airlines is the first to give out free headsets for the inflight entertainment system, and offer a choice of meals and drinks in Economy Class.


Singapore Airlines’ annual revenue hits S$100 million for the first time.


Malaysian Airways Limited becomes Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) in May.


The DC-3 makes its inaugural flight to Brunei.


Iced water isn’t the only item on the inflight menu anymore. A choice of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages, as well as sandwiches, biscuits and cold cuts are served on board

The original “female pursers” are introduced, who pave the way for the Singapore Girl some twenty years later.


Three new DC-3s are added to the fleet. North Borneo, Sarawak, Mergui and Rangoon are added to the network


Flights to Bangkok are introduced.