Singapore Airlines’ long-haul budget arm Scoot takes off in India
Scoot will fly from Chennai and Amritsar to Singapore initially. Services from Jaipur will start later.business Updated: May 24, 2016 22:45 IST
Scoot, the long-haul budget arm of Singapore Airlines, launched its operations in India on Tuesday with flight services to Chennai and Amritsar from Singapore.
The airline will operate a daily direct service to the Tamil Nadu Capital from Singapore with a 335-seater Boeing 787-800 aircraft while Amritsar would have three-times-a-week operations service with a 375-seater B787-900 plane. Besides, it has already announced to launch services from Jaipur from October this year.
On the Chennai-Singapore route, Scoot will take place of SIA’s another subsidiary airline Tigerair which has been operating 12 flights a week with narrow-body aircraft.
“India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. Guests from India can now fly to amazing destinations in our Asia-Pacific network through the Singapore hub, as well as onward with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Tigerair in the SIA Group portfolio,” Chief Commercial Officer for Scoot and Tigerair, Leslie Thng said.
Scoot also plans to scale up frequency from Amritsar to four times a week, starting July 2.