Scoot is short, sharp and snappy. Starting in mid-2012 with a fleet of four B777-200 aircraft purchased from parent company, Singapore Airlines (SIA), it will offer no-frills flight service on medium-to-long haul routes to and from Singapore.
Scoot is managed and run independently from SIA, already currently operating from separate offices. Adhering to the low-frills spirit that has proven so popular in short-haul locations within Asia and around the world, Scoot offers great value airfares up to 40% less than legacy carriers. Guests will be empowered to customize travel to suit their personal requirements, partaking of only those elements they want and not subsidizing the choices of others. Meals, preferred seats and baggage, amongst many other items, will all be available for selection.
Scoot, operating from Changi Airport Terminal 2, offers two cabins. Specific seats, cabin features and offerings are currently being evaluated. First-year destinations include Australasia and China – some routes completely new, others new to no-frills airline operations. Specific cities will be progressively announced over the coming months as negotiations with airports and tourism bodies progress. Flights will open for booking in the early part of 2012.
“The team building Scoot is passionate about this new airline, what it stands for and how it can change the way people travel long distance,” says CEO Campbell Wilson. “We’re equally passionate about incorporating ‘Scootitude’ into all that we do. It promises to be a fun and exciting ride.”
A Cheaper Way To Fly SCOOT? Only time will tell!