Singapore Airlines’ new subsidiary airline has selected the Boeing 777-200 ahead of its launch of commercial flights next year.
The aircraft type was selected following a detailed evaluation. Aircraft will initially be acquired from parent company Singapore Airlines and reconfigured in a new seating layout.
The B777-200’s proven versatility and reliability are key deciding factors in the selection of the aircraft. The B777 family of aircraft has been a mainstay of the Singapore Airlines fleet since its introduction in 1997.
Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the new airline, said: “The selection of the initial fleet marks another milestone in the establishment of the new airline. The process is progressing well for our launch next year.”
The new airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate under a no-frills, low-fare model serving medium and long-haul routes. It will be operated independently and managed separately from Singapore Airlines. Details of its branding, products and services, and route network will be unveiled in the coming months.
Scoot™ will provide medium and long haul no-frills flights from mid-2012, and tickets will go on sale in the first quarter of 2012. Operating an initial fleet of four Boeing 777 aircraft, Scoot's first-year routes will link Australia, Singapore and China, with others to be announced. Scoot will provide – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance.