People planning to fly to Europe from Asia and Australia have another option – and tickets are already on sale.
Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines group (SIA) has launched initial ticket sales for a second long-haul service to Europe.
From June 20, Scoot expects to start non-stop flights from Singapore to Berlin, Germany.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
The airline already operates popular flights between Singapore and Athens, Greece.
And it recently also began long-haul flights to Hawaii via Japan.
Confirming the starting date of the Berlin corridor, Scoot announced promotional fares from Perth, Australia at $379 one way, with additional charges for baggage and food.
Flying in the airline’s premium ScootBiz class, from Perth to Berlin initially will cost $1199 one way.
Scoot says that flights from Melbourne or Sydney to Berlin are on sale for $439 one-way (bags and food extra) or $1299 in ScootBiz.
Fares from Australia’s Gold Coast initially are $429 (bags and food extra) and $1299 in ScootBiz.
For more on ScootBiz inclusions, see our age-friendly review of the premium service.
The promotional fares are subject to availability and will remain on sale until one-minute to midnight on January 31 in Perth; until 0159 on February 1 in the Gold Coast; and 0259 on February 1 in Sydney and Melbourne.
These fares are for travel between June 20 and October 26.
Scoot is also offering an additional $30 off selected FLYBAG and FLYBAGSEAT fares for people who key in the promotional code GOBERLIN while booking.
Photo courtesy Scoot
The four-times-weekly Singapore-Berlin return flights will feature ultra-modern, widebody, twin-aisle Boeing 787 Dreamliners, subject to regulatory approval.
See our detailed review of the remarkable Scoot 787 Dreamliner.
Germany applauds new service
Director of the German National Tourist Office in Sydney, Stefanie Eberhard, described the new Scoot flight to Berlin as “fantastic news for Germany”.
“It opens up many new opportunities for Australian visitors and, with additional flights, travellers can easily explore the capital Berlin and nearby cities such as Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg.
“Berlin is a happening city packed with exciting events, concerts, exhibition and shows all year round. Germany’s focus for 2018 is ‘Culinary Germany’ which aims to introduce travellers to the country’s gourmet highlights”.
Scoot’s taste of Germany – photo courtesy Scoot
Continuing to expand choices
Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lee Lik Hsin, said the airline’s long haul flights to Athens and Honolulu had lived up to expectations.
“Our guests tell us that the 787 Dreamliner has been key to convincing them to travel long-haul on low-cost.
“With Berlin, we continue our mission to add more choices for great value, long-haul, low-cost travel.”
Scoot currently flies to 63 destinations across 17 countries.
Powering the Scoot Dreamliner
The airline has a fleet of 16 Dreamliners and 24 Airbus A320’s – with a further four Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order.
The new Berlin route will be flown four days a week – each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.