Singapore's low-cost airline Scoot to expand operations in India
18 January 2019
Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, has announced plans to strengthen its presence in India with flights to three new cities, including Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam.
Scoot, launched in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand, currently operates on seven routes between Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow, and Tiruchirappalli in India.
"The new routes are due to be transferred over from sister airline, SilkAir, and Scoot will be the only airline operating direct non-stop flights from Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam to Singapore," according to a statement released by Scoot.
Flights from Trivandrum to Singapore will commence from 7 May 2019, and flights from Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam will start from 27 October 2019, all subject to regulatory approval, it said.
The airline has announced a limited-time sale on flights from all its India points - including Trivandrum, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam - starting from 14 – 28 January 2019 on its website. "One-way promotional fares (inclusive of tax) begin from as low as Rs4,500 for economy, for trips to 27 cities in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam via Singapore," it said.
Scoot currently operates a fleet of 18 widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 Airbus A320 family aircraft, with two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 66 destinations across 18 countries and territories with 16 more destinations from Laos, India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia to join the network by the second half of 2020.