Now, Scoot between Chennai, Amritsar and Singapore

Scoot, the long-haul budget arm of Singapore Airlines, on Tuesday launched its operations in India with services to Chennai and Amritsar from Singapore.

The airline will operate a daily direct service to the Tamil Nadu capital from Singapore with a 335-seat Boeing 787-800 aircraft, while Amritsar would have three times weekly operations with a 375-seat B787-900 plane. Besides, it has already announced the launch of services from Jaipur from October this year.

On the Chennai-Singapore route, Scoot will take the place of SIA's other subsidiary airline Tigerair, which has been operating 12 flights a week with narrow-body aircraft.

"India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. Guests from India can now fly to amazing destinations in our Asia-Pacific network through the Singapore hub, as well as onward with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Tigerair in the SIA Group portfolio," chief commercial officer for Scoot and Tigerair Leslie Thng said.

Scoot also plans to scale up frequency from Amritsar to four times a week, starting 2 July.