Scoot opens another European air link

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, has started its third long-haul service – this time to the German capital of Berlin.

The service, which leaves Singapore four times a week, provides yet another well-priced European gateway for people in Asia and Australasia.

Scoot CEO, Mr Lee Lik Hsin, welcomed the continuing growth of the airline’s low-cost long-haul network, following last year’s addition of services to and from Athens and Hawaii.

“Vibrant, creative and steeped in history, we are confident that the city of Berlin will appeal to any market or demographic, and open a new and exciting part of the continent for travellers.”

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Scoot Operating Officer, Vinod Kannan, welcomes passengers and crew on board to Berlin

Scoot currently flies to 65 destinations across 18 countries and territories, with its fleet of 17 Boeing Dreamliners and 24 Airbus A320 family aircraft.

Three more Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A-320neo aircraft have been ordered, with Scoot’s fleet expected to increase to about 70 by 2022.

With the addition of Berlin, the Singapore Airlines Group network in Germany now encompasses four cities, including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich, with a total of 29 return services a week.

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Scoot’s foray into US market

Singapore Airlines’ low-cost carrier, Scoot, is now headed for the US – soon after starting its first flight to Europe.

Scoot has announced plans for a new route to Honolulu, Hawaii, via Osaka in Japan.

The announcement came as Scoot finished integrating with its sister low cost carrier, Tigerair Singapore.

Subject to regulatory approval, Scoot aims to start the Singapore-Osaka-Honolulu service by next June as part of an expansion including other new destinations such as Harbin in China; Kuantan and Kuching, Malaysia; and Palembang in Indonesia.

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The five new services – along with the previous Tigerair Singapore network – will bring Scoot’s total destination count to 65 across 18 countries – including its recently-started flights to Athens in Europe.

Escape the Ordinary

Discussing the move, Scoot CEO, Mr Lee Lik Hsin, said the airline would adopt the tagline, ‘Escape the Ordinary’, which was relevant to the global market and inspired travel and exploration.

Scoot also rolled out its first A320 aircraft, previously operated by Tigerair and repainted with the Scoot livery.

The Tigerair fleet will be progressively repainted by mid-2018.

To celebrate, the airline also announced a sale at with fares from $99 for Perth to Singapore