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SCOOT LAUNCHES TWO NEW ROUTES IN INDIA

GP News
06 November 2019 - 07:55 PM
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Tooffer greater value and travel opportunities in the Indian market, Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, has commenced operations on newVisakhapatnam-Singapore and Coimbatore-Singapore routes. Scoot offersfive-times weekly return flights from Visakhapatnam and daily return flights from Coimbatore. The new routes bring the number of Indian cities served by the airline to seven, including Amritsar, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Tiruchirappalli and Trivandrum. Scoot launched in Trivandrum in May 2019.   The new routes are operated by Scoot’s fleet of narrow-body Airbus A320-family aircraft, andthe routes were transferred from sister airline, SilkAir, with increased frequencies on Scoot.This aims toenhance the connectivity of Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore with Singapore and the world, and allows customers the flexibility of more convenient options for international travel at for-value fares.   Customers from India can now book their travel seamlessly from both cities to Singapore, and connect to 60other destinations across Scoot’s network, including cities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and more. They can also connect onwards to other destinations on the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network. Scoot customers with connecting flights within a single booking with Singapore Airlines and/or SilkAir will not be required to pass through immigration in Singapore and their checked baggage will also be delivered to theirfinal destination.  

Calvin Chan, Chief Commercial Officer, Scoot, said,
“It has been an exciting year for Scoot in India. Having launched in Trivandrum earlier in May, we are pleased to round off this year by bringing our offerings to customers in two new cities – Visakhapatnam and Coimbatore. At Scoot, we work very hard to drive our vision of customer-centricity, and we are deeply focused on providing our customers greater value and travel opportunities, and the flexibility to pay only for what they need with add-ons customised to their needs. The two route launches strengthen our India network, and allow us to offer an escape from the ordinary to even more Indian travellers, at attractive prices.”
  From all its seven India points, Scoot has launched a promotional sale to over 30 destinations on its network, with one-way tax-inclusive FLY fares starting from as low as INR 4,900, and can be booked from FlyScoot.com and the Scoot mobile app.   In addition to attractive fares, Scoot’s wide range of ancillary products and services allow travellers to tailor how they wish to travel. Customers can purchase seats with additional legroom, meals, and more baggage allowance depending on their budget. Those looking for the VIP treatment can choose Scoot-in-Style, Scoot’s package of premium privileges including priority check-in and boarding and lounge access at Singapore Changi Airport.   Scoot’s continuous focus on driving initiatives to enhance the customer experience and encouraging more people to venture beyond the familiar, has enabled it to win the “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award, at the TTG Travel Awards 2019 as well as at the Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, held in September and October 2019 respectively. It recently shifted operations to the newly refurbished Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, which is conveniently located near award-winning Jewel Changi Airport mall. As part of their improved customer offerings, Scoot has waived payment processing fees globally for customers booking their flights through Scoot’s direct channels such as its website and mobile app.   Photos of Scoot’s inaugural flights are available for download here: https://bit.ly/36htAZ1   ***                  

About Scoot
Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over 60 million guests and now has a fleet of 20 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 28 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 31 Airbus A320neo and 16 A321neo aircraft on order.Scoot’s network presently encompasses 67 destinations across 16 countries and territories, with 7 more destinations from Indonesia and Malaysia to join the network by the second half of 2020. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected flights as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines Group KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 and 2018 by Skytrax. In 2019, Scoot won “Best Low-Cost Carrier” at the 30th TTG Asia Awards and the Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.Scoot is passionate about making travel attainable for all and enabling people to embrace the full potential of traveling and seeking new experiences. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScootIN, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscootIN.