Scoot takes to the skies
Published on Jun 5, 2012
New Singapore-based low-cost carrier launches with inaugural flight to Sydney...
Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ new long-haul low-cost carrier, has taken to the skies for the first time. The airline’s fi rst Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which has been named ‘Goin Scootin’ departed Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 at 2325 on Monday 4 June, and arrived at Sydney International Airport at 0920 today. The inaugural flight carried approximately 400 passengers. “The launch marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s aviation history. A new airline, offering fantastic value airfares, empowerment to choose only the extras you want and an expanding range of destinations,” said Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO. “It’s been a great journey bringing this from spreadsheet to fully functioning airline in just 12 months, and so many, many people have contributed. All of us in the Scoot team are passionate about what this airline stands for and we’re here to change the way people travel long distance.” Following the launch of Scoot’s daily Sydney services, the airline will add daily flights to the Gold Coast on 12 June. These will be followed by daily services to Bangkok, which start on 5 July, and four weekly flights to Tianjin in late August. Speaking to Travel Daily last month, Wilson revealed that Scoot will add one or two more B777 aircraft each year to 2015. All aircraft will come equipped with 402 seats in two classes - 370 in economy class and 32 in ScootBiz, which will be similar to a premium economy product. While the aircraft will not have seat back monitors, Scoot will offer iPads to passengers.
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