Scoot picks its first city: Sydney

Scoot ( (subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) (Singapore) today announced its first destination from Singapore: Sydney starting in mid 2012. The new subsidiary touts itself as the “first true no-frills airline operating nonstop daily between Sydney and Asia”. According to the upstart, Scoot will “bring a whole new style of travel, even better airfares and our unique attitude – our Scootitude – to shake things up. Adhering to the low-frills model, Scoot will offer great value airfares and empower guests to customize their travel, to select only those elements they desire and not subsidize the choices of others.”

Scoot will provide medium and long haul no-frills flights from mid-2012. Tickets will go on sale in the first quarter of 2012. Operating an initial fleet of four Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Scoot will link Australia, Singapore and China, with others to be announced.

In May 2011, Singapore Airlines announced their intention to establish a no-frills, low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes.

In July 2011, Singapore Airlines announced Campbell Wilson as the founding CEO of the new airline.

On November 1, 2011, the new airline was unveiled and the name “Scoot” was announced.

The airline is expected to commence operations by April 2012 from Changi Airport’s Terminal 2.

The color scheme will be yellow and white.