Category Archives: Scoot

Scoot to fly to Jeju Island, South Korea

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has launched sales of passenger services to Jeju, South Korea.

Commencing on  June 15, 2022, the three-times weekly nonstop flight service will be Scoot’s second destination to South Korea.

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Scoot expands in Europe with a new route to London Gatwick

"Ojisan", delivered on April 20, 2019

Scoot has announced new service between Singapore and London’s Gatwick Airport via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

In addition to being the sole low-cost carrier (LCC) to operate nonstop flights between Bangkok and London, this will also be the airline’s first entry into the United Kingdom (UK). Scoot’s service via Bangkok complements the existing nonstop services operated between Singapore and London Heathrow Airport by Scoot’s parent, Singapore Airlines.

Scoot’s new service will commence with flights from December 16, 2021 and be followed by three-times weekly seasonal scheduled services from March 2022, with a further review and potential increase in frequency based on demand and regulatory approval. All will be operated by Scoot’s widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Top Copyright Photo: (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 9V-OJI (msn 37130) DPS (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947234.

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Scoot returns to Berlin

Scoot resumed three-times-weekly nonstop flights between Singapore and Berlin on October 19,  2021, following Singapore’s expansion of its Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) arrangements.

Scoot also increase the frequency of its non-VTL Singapore-AthensBerlin return flights to four-times-weekly..

Customers on these flights will have to undergo prevailing Stay Home Notice measures when they arrive in Singapore. This will allow eligible vaccinated passengers to avoid the need for quarantine in Singapore, subject to them meeting regulatory requirements.

Scoot is also preparing to operate VTL flights to Seoul, South Korea, subject to regulatory approval. The commencement date will be announced in due course.

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SIA Group’s quarantine-free vaccinated travel lane network expands to 14 cities

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMW (msn 341) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 955469.

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has expanded its quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) network to 14 cities, with additional points expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

This comes as Singapore widened its VTL arrangements to include Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. These are on top of the existing VTL arrangements with Brunei and Germany, which began in September 2021.

Singapore Airlines will operate VTL services from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, and Rome starting October 19, 2021. SIA’s VTL services from Seoul will begin on November 16, 2021. Today, SIA operates VTL services from Bandar Seri Begawan, Frankfurt, and Munich.

Scoot, SIA’s sister airline, will operate VTL flights from Berlin from October 20, 2021.

Multi-city itineraries within VTL countries are allowed if customers meet the 14-day travel history requirement, which includes transit countries. For example, a traveller may fly from Singapore to Paris, and then Paris to Amsterdam, and still be eligible for the VTL flight from Amsterdam to Singapore. However, a customer who flies from Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo will not be eligible for SIA’s nonstop VTL flight from Los Angeles if the stay in Los Angeles is less than 14 days.

Customers traveling on the VTL flights can also enjoy fuss-free transfers via Singapore Changi Airport to 59 destinations within the SIA Group network.


Top Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-941 9V-SMW (msn 341) SEA (Joe G. Walker). Image: 955469.

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Scoot resumes flights to Berlin, awarded the highest 5-Star rating in the Skytrax Covid-19 Airline Safety Audit

Scoot has resumed flights to Berlin from Singapore via Athens.

In other news, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot, the two passenger airlines within the SIA Group, have been awarded the highest 5-Star rating in the Skytrax Covid-19 Airline Safety Audit. This follows a comprehensive assessment of their health and safety measures for customers and staff across the entire travel journey. Scoot is also the first lowcost carrier in the world to get this 5-Star rating from Skytrax.

Skytrax evaluated over 190 safety and hygiene protocols at SIA and Scoot during the audit. This included cleanliness at the airport and on board flights, social distancing measures, usage of face masks and sanitizers, and other hygiene improvement systems. These were then certified based on a professional and The Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Safety Ratings are the latest recognition of the SIA Group’s industry-leading response to the Covid-19 pandemic. SIA and Scoot have implemented wide-ranging measures to enhance customer and staff health and safety, and ensure the highest level of care, across the end-to-end journey. They have also introduced innovative digital solutions to enhance the travel experience, mitigate risks of Covid-19 transmission, and reduce friction for customers.

BOC Aviation delivers three new Airbus A321neo aircraft to Scoot

BOC Aviation Limited has announced that it has delivered three of four new Airbus A321neo aircraft for lease to Scoot Airlines. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines.

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Scoot, the low cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the arrival in Singapore of its first three aircraft. All three aircraft are leased from BOC Aviation.

Scoot’s A321neo aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines and seat 236 passengers in a single class layout. The aircraft cabin is based on the Airbus Cabin Flex option which enables optimal use of space. Scoot will operate the A321neo on routes of up to six hours from Singapore.

The A321neo is a member of the A320neo Family, of which Scoot has ordered a total of 39 aircraft from Airbus (including six A321neos) and is acquiring another 10 A321neos under lease agreements.

Singapore Airlines Group cuts 96% of its capacity and grounds 185 aircraft

Singapore Airlines has made this announcement:

Singapore Airlines will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls around the world over the last week to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

This will result in the grounding of around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147, amid the greatest challenge that the SIA Group has faced in its existence.

The Group’s low-cost unit Scoot will also suspend most of its network, resulting in the grounding of 47 of its fleet of 49 aircraft.

The SIA Group diversified its network and set up Scoot to spread its risks and cater to a wide range of passenger and market segments. However, without a domestic segment, the Group’s airlines become more vulnerable when international markets increasingly restrict the free movement of people or ban air travel altogether.

It is unclear when the SIA Group can begin to resume normal services, given the uncertainty as to when the stringent border controls will be lifted.

The resultant collapse in the demand for air travel has led to a significant decline in SIA’s passenger revenues.

The Company is actively taking steps to build up its liquidity, and to reduce capital expenditure and operating costs. As mentioned on March 17, 2020, SIA will continue to aggressively pursue all measures to address the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the Company. These include:

• ongoing discussions with aircraft manufacturers to defer upcoming aircraft deliveries. If agreed, this will consequently defer payment for those aircraft deliveries;

• salary cuts for the SIA Group’s management with the Company’s Directors also agreeing to a cut in their fees, and a voluntary no-pay leave scheme up to certain management positions. Given the worsening situation, the unions have been engaged on the additional cost-cutting measures that are needed and more steps will

be taken imminently; and

• over the last few days, the SIA Group has drawn on its lines of credits to meet its immediate cash flow requirements. The SIA Group is engaging in discussions with several financial institutions for its future funding requirements.

The Company continues to explore measures to shore up its liquidity during this unprecedented disruption to global air travel. The Company will release further details when such measures have been firmed up.

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Scoot suspends flights to Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Japan

Scoot has made this announcement:

Scoot will be temporarily suspending flights to and from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Seoul in South Korea, and Sapporo in Japan, as well as extending an existing suspension on flights to mainland China, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Flights to and from Jeddah from March 9 to April 25, 2020 (inclusive) will be suspended due to a recent temporary ban on entry into Saudi Arabia for the purpose of umrah and for tourists arriving from some countries including Singapore.

Flights to and from Seoul via Taipei (TR896 and TR897) and Sapporo via Taipei (TR892 and TR893) from March 9 to April 25, 2020 (inclusive) will also be suspended due to weak demand arising from the growing scale of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since March 4, 2020, the relevant authorities have imposed restrictions barring entry into and transit in Singapore to new visitors with recent travel history to South Korea. Hokkaido, where Sapporo is the capital city, has also declared a state of emergency over the outbreak.

Scoot had earlier implemented a temporary suspension of flights to and from mainland China from February 8, 2020 to March 28, 2020. This will be extended to April 25, 2020 (inclusive).

All affected customers, including those with multiple sectors that include the suspended flights, will be notified progressively and will receive a full refund on the unused portion of their itinerary within 30 business days. No further action is required of them. Affected customers who still wish to travel may make a new booking for travel after the suspension periods on the Scoot website. Scoot apologizes for any inconvenience caused to our customers.

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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:






Arrival *

Singapore to Lucknow


TR500 on 29 June 2019





Lucknow to Singapore

TR501 on 29 June 2019


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Singapore to Kalibo


TR372 on 30 June 2019

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Kalibo to Singapore


TR373 on 30 June 2019


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Singapore to Quanzhou

TR178 on 24 August 2019



Quanzhou to Singapore

TR179 on 24 August 2019





Singapore to Male

TR588 on 25 October 2019

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Male to Singapore

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TR589 on 25 October 2019



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*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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