Singapore Airlines offshoot, Scoot, became the first in the world to operate an all-Boeing Dreamliner fleet.
Scoot’s final 777-200 aircraft retired in style, with a pyjama party during its final flight on the Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo route.
CEO, Campbell Wilson, said the airline moved from its first Dreamliner to an all-787 fleet in seven months.
“It is therefore appropriate that our latest Dreamliner sports the name ‘Lickity-Split’!
“Scoot’s 787 has allowed us to set a new standard in budget travel, with great new offerings such as Wi-Fi Internet connectivity; streaming entertainment; and in-seat power throughout the aircraft, complementing the many choices already enjoyed by our guests.
Goodbye to Scoot’s final 777-200 aircraft
“As well as its cabin ambiance and passenger comfort, the 787’s operating economics allow us to offer even better value airfares, Mr Wilson said.
Scoot has a firm order of twenty 787s, split equally between 335-seat 787-8’s and 375-seat 787-9’s.
The airline operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Seoul, Gong Kong, Perth, Osaka and Kaohsiung – and soon to Hangzhou and Melbourne.
Although it has only been in the air for just over three years, Scoot has already passed five million passengers and is growing quickly.