Scoot (Singapore) yesterday (January 31) took delivery of its first 375-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The pictured 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) named “Dream Start” late last night departed from Paine Field and is headed for an arrival tomorrow in Singapore.
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Update: On February 2 Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd. announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
“We are proud to deliver the first 787 to Scoot and have them join the growing family of 787 operators,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The new Dreamliner will bring great value to Scoot’s operations and provide an exceptional experience for Scoot’s passengers.”
The airline will take delivery of an additional 19 787 Dreamliners. The airplanes were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s.
Top Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-9 9V-OJA (msn 37112) lands at Paine Field before the handover.
Scoot aircraft slide show:
Photo Below: Scoot: The nose of 9V-OJA “Dream Start” before its departure from Paine Field.
Photo Below. Scoot. Scoot 787 branded M&Ms.
The building of Scoot’s first 787: