Women Workers Fight On Tarmac At Worlds Best Airport

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire/@TAVSingapore

This is the bizarre moment women airport workers fight on the tarmac in front of a parked plane at the world’s highest-rated airport.

An eyewitness with a smartphone filmed the surreal scenes at Changi Airport in the island city state of Singapore.

The women, wearing high-visibility vests, are seen wrestling on the airport apron and trying to pull one another’s hair. 

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Both work for SATS, the main ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider at Changi Airport.

Six employees of the same company become embroiled in the struggle that seems to have originally been between just two workers as they try to separate the fighting women.

SATS has launched an internal disciplinary inquiry into the incident but it is not yet clear why the two women were fighting.

Both of them have been suspended from their jobs at the airport, pending the outcome of the investigation.

A SATS spokesperson said the company operated a zero tolerance policy for air-side breaches of conduct.

No flights were affected by the incident and neither of the two women, or their colleagues, suffered any serious injuries. 

The video sparked a lively debate online where netizen ‘Krishnan Pusalan’ said: “Don’t tolerate this kind of nonsense” and ‘Nemo Mimi’ added: “What suspended? Sent home for good!”

But ‘Chong Daniel’ argued: “Fighting is actually healthy. But everyone is too sensitive these days.”

Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, has been rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax every year since 2013.

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Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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