Singapore Airlines (SIA) will cut as many as 90 captains over age 62, which is in line with new retirement criteria to alleviate staff surplus, as the carrier faces increasing costs and strong regional competition. The introduction of the new rules—which means SIA captains now have to retire at 62—follows a move last April to trim retirement ages for captains to age 64 from 65. An SIA spokesperson said despite previous voluntary no-pay leave and redeployment initiatives, manpower ...

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