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Scoot foreshadows more long haul services

Scoot, the low-cost, medium-to-long haul arm of Singapore Airlines, is planning more long-haul routes.

The airline, which is about to launch a new Asia-Europe corridor between Singapore and Athens, has foreshadowed a tripling of its long-haul offerings over the next two-to-three years.

Announcements on additional routes are expected in coming months.

News of Scoot’s plans came as the airline took delivery of its latest Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, equipped with crew bunks necessary for direct long haul services.

Fittingly named ‘Mous-Scoot-Ka’ – after the popular Greek dish, Moussaka – the plane is the first of four such Dreamliners that will join the airline’s fleet this year.


Scoot’s Lee Lik Hsin and Dinesh Keskar of Boeing Commercial Airplanes celebrate the delivery of the airline’s newest aircraft with crew bunks.

CEO, Lee Lik Hsin, said Scoot’s “extensive footprint in Asia-Pacific provided a good base of connecting traffic for long-haul services”.

Scoot and its sister airline, Tigerair, currently have a network of 59 cities in 16 countries.

Dr. Dinesh Keskar, of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the Dreamliner’s long range, features and unparalleled fuel efficiency allowed the airline to be remain a game changer and profitably open new nonstop routes such as Singapore-to-Athens.

Scoot says its latest Dreamliners will carry 329 guests with 18 in the ScootBiz section. In comparison, the airline’s existing 787-8 aircraft without crew bunks accommodate 335 with 21 ScootBiz seats.

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The Scoot Team with “Mous-Scoot-Ka” 

Each of new aircraft has been installed with overhead crew rests with six bunks to ensure that crew members receive their mandatory rest during long-haul flights.

Such long-haul flights are usually crewed by a team of 10 to 11 cabin crew members, compared to eight for shorter regional flights.

The new-generation features and comfort of the Dreamliners – along with the affordability of Scoot’s services – attract passengers of all ages – including older travellers.

Australia-Athens flights to be reviewed

This particular aspect will be outlined in detail in September when Memorable Destination comprehensively reviews the new Scoot link from Australia to Singapore and on to Athens.

Main photo: Captain Eugene Antoni (left), Scoot Senior Vice President of Flight Operations, welcomes Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot CEO, on board Scoot’s newest Dreamliner

About Ian Roberts (266 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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