Saturday, January 29

Scoot is world’s first airline to operate all Dreamliner fleet


SINGAPORE: Scoot, Singapore’s great value budget carrier, became the first airline in the world to operate an all-Dreamliner fleet when its seventh 787 entered scheduled service yesterday.

In a statement, the airline said Scoot’s last 777-200 retired in style with a pyjama party on its final flight on the Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo route.

Scoot’s chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said: “Since deploying our first Dreamliner in February this year, we have transitioned to an all-787 fleet in record time – just seven months.

“It is therefore appropriate that our latest Dreamliner sports the name ‘Lickity-Split’.”

Campbell added that Scoot’s 787 had allowed the airline to set a new standard in budget travel, with great new offerings such as WiFi Internet connectivity, streaming entertainment and in-seat power throughout the aircraft, complementing the many choices already enjoyed by its guests.

Scoot has a firm order of 20 787s, split equally between 335-seat 787-8’s and 375-seat 787-9’s.

To commemorate being the first in the world to operate an all-787 fleet, Scoot is practically giving away tickets to destinations across the network.

It is offering an Economy Fly ticket from Singapore to Bangkok from only S$8 and to other Scoot destinations from just S$48, as well as ScootBiz perks starting from S$138.

The sale started yesterday until 11.50 pm on Sept 6.

The one-way fares from Singapore exclude taxes and surcharges. — Bernama