Scoot to drop four routes, SilkAir will no longer transfer its Boeing 737-800s to Scoot

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Scoot has made this announcement:

Scoot will be suspending services to four cities – Lucknow, Kalibo, Quanzhou and Male – all served by the Airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

 

The last flights departing Singapore and the four cities are listed below, subject to regulatory approvals:

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Flight/date

 

Departure*

Arrival *

Singapore to Lucknow

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TR500 on 29 June 2019

1600hrs

 

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1835hrs

Lucknow to Singapore

TR501 on 29 June 2019

1935hrs

0325hrs (+1)

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Singapore to Kalibo

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TR372 on 30 June 2019

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1110hrs

 

1450hrs

Kalibo to Singapore

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TR373 on 30 June 2019

1530hrs

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1910hrs

Singapore to Quanzhou

TR178 on 24 August 2019

1110hrs

1545hrs

Quanzhou to Singapore

TR179 on 24 August 2019

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1645hrs

2110hrs

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Singapore to Male

TR588 on 25 October 2019

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1825hrs

2005hrs

Male to Singapore

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TR589 on 25 October 2019

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2105hrs

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0455hrs (+1)

*All times local

Scoot has decided to suspend services to these four cities due to a combination of weak demand and a shortage of aircraft resources. The aircraft shortage is arising as SilkAir, due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, will no longer transfer its Boeing 737- 800NG aircraft to Scoot in the financial year 2019/2020, as originally announced in November 2018. However, Scoot will continue to undertake the routes that SilkAir had earlier committed to transfer over, outlined in Annex A.

Scoot currently serves Lucknow1, Kalibo2 and Quanzhou three times weekly, and Male four times weekly.

Customers with existing bookings have been contacted and provided the following options:

1 Scoot serves Lucknow four times weekly in the month of June 2019.
2 Scoot serves Kalibo four times weekly for selected periods from now to the suspension of services.

Annex A

Subject to regulatory approvals, the 17 destinations SilkAir had earlier committed to transfer to Scoot are as follows:

  • Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, in April 2019
  • Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 andOctober 2019
  • Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June2019
  • Chiang Mai in Thailand, in October 2019
  • Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, in December 2019
  • Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta in Indonesia,between May 2020 and July 2020

Top Copyright Photo: SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA WL 9V-MGN (msn 44230) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 929664.

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