Our favourite airline, Scoot, is gearing-up for double-digit growth over the next three years.
And, in preparation, the Singapore Airlines offshoot is set to move into Terminal 1 at Singapore’s Changi Airport to provide an improved check-in and boarding process.
Changi has been working to expand T 1’s passenger handling capacility as part of wider improvements at the airport.
Scoot says the terminal upgrades will be able to handle Scoot’s projected growth while improving check-in facilities in a more spacious terminal.
The upgrades include expanded baggage facilities and are expected to be completed in 2019.
A new “meeters and greeters” hall has been in use since April 2018 and the Changi T 1 departure hall now has a zone where passengers can check in and drop off their bags at self-service machines.
Scoot chief executive, Lee Lik Hsin, said the move to T1 would help the airline continue serving its growing customer base, and meet their needs for a fast and fuss-free pre-flight experience,’’
“We are working hard to achieve a seamless transition for our customers, employees and service partners, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new home in T1 next year.”
Changi Airport said it periodically reviewed the allocation of airlines across all terminals to provide sufficient capacity for future traffic growth.
Scoot has carried 60 million guests and operates a fleet of 18 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 27 Airbus A320 aircraft.
The airline’s network now covers 66 destinations in 18 countries and territories.
Scoot has two Boeing 787s and 38 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order.