Airline to Compensate Passengers After Turbulence

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.11 - 2024 8:48 AM CET

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Singapore Airlines plans to compensate passengers who were injured during severe turbulence on a flight last month.

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Singapore Airlines has announced its intention to compensate passengers affected by severe turbulence experienced on a flight from London to Singapore.

According to Die Presse, Singapore Airlines is offering $10,000 to passengers who sustained minor injuries and has invited those with more serious injuries to discuss an appropriate compensation plan.

Details of the Incident

The incident occurred about ten hours after takeoff when a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300R, carrying 229 people, hit an air pocket.

The turbulence resulted in the death of one passenger and injuries to at least 30 others, some of whom were seriously hurt.

In a statement on Tuesday, the airline said, "We have offered compensation of $10,000 to passengers who suffered minor injuries in the incident. Passengers who suffered more serious injuries in the incident have been invited to discuss a compensation offer."

Singapore Airlines is known worldwide for its strong reputation and excellent safety record, with no major incidents reported in recent years.

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