Singapore Airlines Launches Budget Carrier Scoot In Mid 2012By
Tags: Scoot, Singapore airlines budget carrier scoot, Tiger Airways
I think this is really a great news! There is one more budget carrier launching soon, from non other but our local brand Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines has announced its plan to launch budget carrier called Scoot by mid 2012.
Here are some things we have to know about Scoot:
1) Scoot is not meant to overlap the services which is currently provided by Tiger Airways.
Tiger Airways is currently 33% owned by Singapore Airlines, which operates short haul routes which takes less than 5 hours of flight.
On the other hand, Scoot is catering for medium to long haul flights of 5-10 hours.
2) Scoot will operates from Changi Airport, Terminal 2.
We know that the parent company, Singapore Airlines operates from Changi Airport, Terminal 1
On the other hand, Tiger Airways operates from Budget Terminal 3
3) Scoot is planning its first flight in June 2012 with just four Boeing 777-200 planes. The plan is expand it to 14 aircraft by 2016
4) Scoot is marketed as a no frills medium to long haul flights. As such, its airfare is expected to be 40% below that of full service flights
5) Scoot will start its maiden flights in Australia and China.
Its plan is to purchase Boeing 777-200ER planes which can travel up to 13 hours to destinations like Europe, Africa and United States.
I am eagerly waiting for Scoot to take off in air and bringing you the cheap flights from Scoot soon!