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SilkAir to transfer routes to Scoot ahead of merger into Singapore Airlines

SilkAir Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 9V-MBE (msn 44242) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 944508.

Scoot is to take over a number of SilkAir’s routes over the next two years, ahead of SilkAir’s merger into Singapore Airlines (SIA). Scoot will also be transferring some of its services to existing destinations served by SIA and SilkAir.

The changes are expected to take place between April 2019 and the second half of 2020. They are the result of a detailed review to identify which airlines in the SIA Group portfolio are best suited to meet evolving customer demand. The changes, which are subject to regulatory approvals, are planned as follows:


From SilkAir to Scoot:

  • Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, in April 2019
  • Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 and October 2019
  • Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June 2019
  • Chiang Mai[1] 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


From Scoot to SIA (Both are existing SIA destinations):

  • Bengaluru and Chennai in India, in May 2019 and May 2020

From Scoot to SilkAir (Both are existing SilkAir destinations):

  • Shenzhen in China, from June 2019
  • Kochi in India, from October 2019


In addition, SilkAir will be converting its Mandalay route to a seasonal service. Existing services will end in March 2019 and will resume in November 2019, continuing until January 2020. Scoot will meanwhile be suspending services to Honolulu with effect from June 2019 as a result of weak demand.

Dates are indicative as a result of required regulatory approvals. Customers with existing bookings will be provided the option to switch to the new Scoot, SIA or SilkAir flights where possible, or be provided refunds.

“We are now at the half-way mark in our three-year Transformation Program, and this announcement represents another significant development. The route review will strengthen the SIA Group for the long term, with the right vehicles in our portfolio of airlines deployed to the right markets,” said SIA CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.

SIA announced in May that its regional wing SilkAir is to undergo a significant investment programme to upgrade its cabin products ahead of its eventual merger into SIA. The programme will see SilkAir’s cabins fitted with new lie-flat seats in Business Class, and the installation of seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both Business Class and Economy Class.

The investments will ensure closer product and service consistency across the SIA Group’s full-service network. Low-cost subsidiary Scoot’s fleet will meanwhile be expanded with the transfer of 14 Boeing 737-800s from SilkAir, while SilkAir will continue growing its operations in the years ahead as it takes delivery of new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

(1) Existing Scoot destination.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airlines): SilkAir Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 9V-MBE (msn 44242) SIN (Pascal Simon). Image: 944508.

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Scoot takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

"Chapati Party", Scoot's first Airbus A320neo

Scoot, the low cost wing of Singapore Airlines, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (9V-TNA) in Toulouse, France.

Scoot has placed orders for 39 A320neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. The new addition complements the airline’s existing fleet of 27 A320ceo Family aircraft.

Powered by Pratt and Whitney PurePower engines, the new aircraft features 186 seats in Scoot’s configuration. Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by Scoot on its services across Asia.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWIX (9V-TNA) (msn 8441) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943669.

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easyJet partners with Singapore Airlines to connect travellers between Europe and South East Asia with ‘Worldwide by easyJet’

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZTT (msn 4219) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943445.

easyJet has made this announcement:

easyJet has announced that Singapore Airlines and its low cost subsidiary airline Scoot will join the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ global connections service, connecting easyJet customers with South East Asia with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa airport and with Scoot through Berlin Tegel. The service is expected to be available within the coming months.

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ launched last year as the first ever low-fares carrier connection service and will now for the first time offer customers both a low-fares connection to Asia through Scoot, as well as the choice to connect with a full-service carrier through Singapore Airlines, named as the World’s Best Airline 2018. Singapore Airline group’s combined network connects over 135 destinations in more than 35 countries across five continents, with a combined fleet of over 180 aircraft.

Singapore Airlines and Scoot join other ‘Worldwide’ partner airlines Thomas Cook, Norwegian, WestJet, Loganair, La Compagnie, Corsair, Neos and Aurigny. 53 million easyJet customers a year will be able to book connecting flights with these airlines through the easyJet website to around 100 destinations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean and soon to South East Asia with Singapore Airlines and Scoot.

Tens of thousands of easyJet customers are using Worldwide to connect through easyJet’s biggest European airport hubs including Gatwick, Milan Malpensa, Berlin Tegel and Venice Marco Polo, with the service due to go live in the coming months at Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Amsterdam Schiphol, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Worldwide by easyJet

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures.  With ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ these will be replicated by self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity but more simply and efficiently.

easyJet has leadership positions at more of Europe’s major airports and flies on more of Europe’s 100 largest routes than any other airline which makes it the most attractive European short haul airline partner. The introduction of this disruptive product opens up new 70m market segment for easyJet.

All of this connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyJet.com.  Worldwide by easyJet will also allow easyJet passengers to connect with other easyJet flights through partner airports.

Worldwide by easyJet does not impact easyJet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model. The airline will not hold flights for connecting passengers. Worldwide by easyJet is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’, which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights and/or terminals. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by easyJet): easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZTT (msn 4219) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943445.

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Scoot arrives in Berlin Tegel

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

Scoot launched its inaugural flight to Berlin (Tegel) on June 20, the first of its four-times-weekly nonstop Singapore-Berlin services.

The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.

Scoot’s flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25 am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time on June 20.

The aircraft, a widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”, had carried 311 customers – 95% full.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Scoot): Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFJ (msn 37126) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 938983.

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SilkAir to transfer three routes to Scoot

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will be transferring its services to Langkawi in Malaysia, Pekanbaru in Indonesia and Kalibo in the Philippines to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of SIA. SilkAir’s last Langkawi, Pekanbaru and Kalibo services are scheduled for April 8, May 30 and June 28, 2018 respectively. Currently, SilkAir flies three times weekly to each destination.

The transfer of the three services to Scoot will optimize aircraft utilization within the SIA Group, at the same time better matching travel demand. Scoot already operates three and four weekly services to Langkawi and Kalibo respectively, while Pekanbaru will be a new addition to the network. With the transfers, Scoot will progressively adjust its services to Langkawi and Kalibo in the coming months to provide more options and convenience to customers. Scoot also targets to commence sales for Pekanbaru in the first half of 2018, subject to final regulatory approval.

SilkAir will maintain its flights to three other points in Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. For Indonesia, the airline will continue to operate to 10 other points: Balikpapan, Bandung, Denpasar (Bali), Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Semarang, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. In the Philippines, SilkAir will continue to operate flights to Cebu and Davao.

With the addition of Pekanbaru, as well as Kuantan and Berlin which will be launched in February and June 2018 respectively, Scoot’s network will span 66 cities across 18 countries and territories. Specifically in Indonesia, Scoot’s destination count will rise to five; the existing destinations being Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Surabaya and Palembang.

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

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Below Copyright Photo: Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Airbus A320-232 9V-TAX (msn 4812) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940559.

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Airbus A320-232 9V-TAX (msn 4812) BKK (Michael B. Ing). Image: 940559.

Scoot is coming to Berlin

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 9V-OJC (msn 37114) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 930148.

Scoot (Singapore) is further expanding in 2018. The four-times-weekly Singapore-Berlin (Tegel) flights will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, subject to regulatory approval. Berlin will be the SIA Group’s fourth destination in Germany, after Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, which are operated by Singapore Airlines.

This new route will start on June 20, 2018.

Previously on on December 19, 2017, Scoot launched its first flight to Honolulu. The inaugural flight marked the start of Scoot’s four-times- weekly operations between Singapore and Honolulu via Osaka, as well as Scoot’s first nonstop Singapore-Osaka services on top of existing three-times-weekly services via Bangkok and Kaohsiung. The Singapore-Osaka-Honolulu route will be operated on a twin-aisled Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with a total capacity of 329 seats.

Copyright Photo: Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 9V-OJC (msn 37114) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 930148.

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Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to codeshare on Scoot flights

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-212 ER 9V-SVL (msn 32336) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 912971.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir customers can now enjoy more choice and convenience when travelling to more than 130 destinations across the SIA Group network as a result of new codeshare agreement with the Group’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot (below).

Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFI (msn 37125) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 937701.

Above Copyright Photo: Scoot-flyscoot.com (Singapore Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner 9V-OFI (msn 37125) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 937701.

Under the agreement, SIA will progressively add its ‘SQ’ designator code while SilkAir will add its ‘MI’ code to Scoot-operated flights between Singapore and more than 30 destinations1 served only by Scoot within the SIA Group. The codeshare arrangements will begin with Scoot flights serving Athens, Clark, Gold Coast, Hat Yai, Ipoh, Krabi, Kuching and Palembang. The new agreement will enable SIA and SilkAir customers to travel on single-ticket itineraries to these codeshare destinations, which means that their boarding passes and baggage tags will be issued up to their final destination at the first point of check-in.

In addition to through check-in service, SIA and SilkAir customers will be offered Scoot’s FlyBagEat privileges – which include checked baggage allowance2, complimentary meal and beverage as well as blanket for flights above four hours. SIA and SilkAir customers will also be offered the flexibility to select seats on Scoot flights online through the SIA and SilkAir websites when booking their tickets, for a fee, in accordance with Scoot’s terms and conditions.

The codeshare flights are subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets will be progressively made available through the various booking channels.

1 Amritsar, Athens, Clark, Dalian, Gold Coast, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hat Yai, Honolulu, Ipoh, Jaipur, Jeddah, Jinan, Kaohsiung, Krabi, Kuantan, Kuching, Lucknow, Macau, Nanjing, Ningbo, Palembang, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Sapporo, Shenyang, Tianjin, Tiruchirappalli, Wuxi, Xi’an and Zhengzhou.

2 Baggage allowance depends on the most significant carrier for the through-checked portion of the journey: 30kg for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, 20kg for Scoot.

Top Copyright Photo: Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-212 ER 9V-SVL (msn 32336) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 912971.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA WL 9V-MGK (msn 44227) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939263.

SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA WL 9V-MGK (msn 44227) SIN (Michael B. Ing). Image: 939263.