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Appointment prepares Scoot for Dreamliner chapter

UnknownScoot, the long-haul budget carrier for Singapore Airlines, is set to receive its first high-tech Boeing 787 Dreamliners later this year.

The upgrade to the current fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft will be the latest chapter in Scoot’s growth.

It has only been in the air for a little more than two years, but the Singapore-based airline has passed three million passsengers – and operates between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Seoul, Hong Kong and Perth.

New GM for Australia

Scoot also recently announced the appointment of Dennis Basham as a new general manager for Australia.Dennis Basham

Making the announcement , the airline said the new GM brought a “wealth of airline industry talent, skills and contacts” that would be utilized as Scoot’s network grows with the arrival of the Dreamliner.

His primary focus at Scoot would be to “continue to bolster support and new initiatives in trade and distribution and building on brand recognition”.

Dennis spent the past 14-and-a-half years building Virgin Australia group’s products.

Before that, he worked for Ansett.

Predecessor recognised

The new general manager for Australia replaced Darren Wright, whose contribution as part of the Scoot start-up team and for growing the brand by securing ports in Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth, was publicly recognised by the airline.

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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