Scoot

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Scoot
Scoot Logo.png
IATA
TZ[1]
ICAO
SCO
Callsign
SCOOTER
Founded 1 November 2011 (2011-11-01)
Commenced operations 4 June 2012
Hubs Singapore Changi Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 12[2]
Company slogan Get Outta Here! Scoot!
Parent company Singapore Airlines[3]
Headquarters Singapore Changi Airport
Key people Campbell Wilson (CEO)[4]
Website www.flyscoot.com

Scoot Pte Ltd. is a Singapore-based low-cost long-haul airline. It operates flights on medium and long-haul routes from Singapore, initially to Australia and China, using Boeing 777 aircraft obtained from its parent company, Singapore Airlines.[5] Its head office is in Terminal 1 at Changi Airport in Changi.[6]

History[edit]

In May 2011, Singapore Airlines announced its intention to establish a no-frills, low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes.[7][8] It claimed to offer tickets up to 40 percent cheaper than regular airlines.

In July 2011, Singapore Airlines announced Campbell Wilson as the founding CEO of the new airline.[9]

On 1 November 2011, the new airline was unveiled and the name "Scoot" was given.[5] Its website was also officially launched that day.

On 11 January 2012, Scoot unveiled its new cabin crew uniform, designed by ESTA.[1] In line with the colours of the airline's bright yellow logo, the uniform has a black and yellow theme.[10][11]

In May 2012 the first aircraft of the fleet, a former Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ER (operated as a 777-200) was painted in the yellow-white FlyScoot.com livery.[12] Scoot also announced that its IATA code would change from OQ to TZ.[13]

On 4 June 2012, Scoot began its first flight to Sydney Airport in Australia. On 12 June 2012, Scoot started flying to Gold Coast Airport, its second Australian destination.

On 26 October 2012, Scoot announced that passengers can now purchase "Interline" tickets with partner airline, Tiger Airways Singapore. Scoot passenger can now purchase a flight combination with Tiger Airways Singapore and Tiger Airways Singapore passenger can purchase tickets a flight combination with Scoot. Scoot passenger can also purchase Scoot-Thru to avoid clearing immigration and check-in again on their onwards flight with Tiger Airways.

On 11 November 2012, Scoot cancelled 20 flights to Qingdao and Shenyang due to regulatory approval problems.[14]

On 31 January 2013 Scoot announced it would increase its fleet by taking delivery of a fifth Boeing 777-200 by the end of May or early June, to add two or three more routes to the network. This is an additional plane to what was initially announced during the launch of the airline. The airline has also introduced ScooTV streaming inflight entertainment for passengers and iPads for rent.[15]

On 21 March 2013, Scoot would launch a thrice-weekly Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight come 12 June 2013.[16] The route offers the first low-cost flights to Seoul from Singapore, and as part of the launch campaign, Scoot is letting customers determine the launch fares through a social media campaign.[17]

On June 2013, Scoot started its Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight with 2 classes - ScootBiz & Fly fare.

On 15 November 2013, Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Hong Kong. Flights would increase to daily in December 2013.[18]

On 12 December 2013 Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Perth.

On 16 December 2013, Scoot announced its new long haul carrier in Thailand, NokScoot, a joint venture between Scoot and Nok Air. The new airline will start commercial flights from Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, in the second half of 2014. Nok Air will own 51% of NokScoot while Scoot will own the balance of 49%.

Affiliate airlines[edit]

NokScoot[edit]

Main article: NokScoot

NokScoot is a planned Thai based low-cost long-haul airline. It plans to operate international services out of Bangkok's Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. NokScoot is a joint venture of Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore based Scoot Pte Ltd.The new airline will likely start commercial flights out of Bangkok's Don Mueang airport, in the third half of 2014. Scoot announced on December 16, 2013 the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Nok Air to establish a new carrier in Bangkok. NokScoot will operate medium and long-haul routes with widebody aircraft.Thailand's second-largest LCC,Nok Air, owns 51% of NokScoot, with Scoot Pte Ltd, part of Singapore Airlines, owning 49%, the Thai statutory limit for foreign ownership.

Destinations[edit]

Scoot commenced operations in June 2012, from Changi Airport's Terminal 2.[19]

The following destinations are served or planned:[20]

[Hub] Hub
Country-City Airport Code Airport Name Refs
IATA ICAO
Australia Australia
Gold Coast OOL YBCG Gold Coast Airport [21]
Perth PER YPPH Perth Airport [22]
Sydney SYD YSSY Sydney Airport [23]
China China
Qingdao TAO ZSQD Qingdao Liuting International Airport
Shenyang SHE ZYTX Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Tianjin TSN ZBTJ Tianjin Binhai International Airport [24]
Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport [25]
Japan Japan
Tokyo NRT RJAA Narita International Airport [26]
Singapore Singapore
Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport [Hub] [27]
South Korea South Korea
Seoul ICN RKSI Incheon International Airport
Taiwan Taiwan
Taipei TPE RCTP Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport [28]
Thailand Thailand
Bangkok BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport (ends August 31, 2014) [29]
Bangkok DMK VTBD Don Mueang International Airport (begins September 1, 2014)

Fleet[edit]

A Scoot Boeing 777-200ER on final approach to Singapore Changi Airport on 28 May 2012.

The Scoot fleet comprises Boeing 777-200ERs, acquired from its parent airline, Singapore Airlines and reconfigured with a new seating layout and modified (de-rated) engines.[30]

The airline announced plans to have a fleet of 14 aircraft by 2016,[31] and Singapore Airlines announced on 24 October 2012 that 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners they currently hold on order would be transferred to Scoot to support its growth plans.[32]

Scoot will retire all six of its Boeing 777-200ERs by the middle of 2015 and move to an 'all-Boeing 787' fleet, following the delivery of the first of ten Boeing 787-9s in November 2014 and the first of ten Boeing 787-8s in mid-2015.[33]

The Scoot fleet consists of the following aircraft, as of 31 March 2014:[34][35]

A sixth Boeing 777-200ER was dry-leased from SIA for a duration of 18 months with its former interior unchanged. The dry-leased aircraft features Singapore Airlines previous generation Regional Business Class and Economy Class seats. The IFEs (In-flight entertainment system) on each seat will not be activated in line with Scoot's budget oriented service. Scoot will only operate this aircraft on the Tianjin and Qingdao/Shenyang route.[36]

Scoot Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Boeing 777-200ER
6
32
30
370
293
402
323
One dry leased from Singapore Airlines with former interior.
Boeing 787–8
10[37]
TBA
335[38]
EIS: Mid-2015.
Boeing 787–9
10[32][37]
35
340
375
EIS: November 2014.
Total
6
20

Cabin[edit]

Scoot's aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

ScootBiz[edit]

There are 32 ScootBiz seats (Black colour seats) in a 2-4-2 configuration, with a seat pitch of 38 inches (97 cm), a seat width of 22 in (56 cm), 8 in (20 cm) of seat recline, and a footrest. All ScootBiz seats have in-seat power, while the airfare includes complimentary meals, in-flight entertainment in the form of an iPad, and 20 kg (44 lb) of checked luggage allowance.[39]

ScootBiz seats on aircraft registration 9V-OTF feature Singapore Airlines's old regional business class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. The seats are 20 in (51 cm) wide and 50 in (127 cm) long. They have a retractable 10.4 in (26.4 cm) personal television but disabled on Scoot flights.[40]

ScootBiz on Boeing 787 aircraft will be black in colour, in 2-3-2 configuration, with 38" seat pitch.

Economy[edit]

There are 370 Economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, with seat pitch ranging from 31 to 35 in (79 to 89 cm) and just over 4 inches of recline. Passengers have to pay for meals in economy, either pre-paid or buy-on board. No in-flight entertainment is provided, but an iPad can be rented for a fee. Passengers must also pay for any checked luggage.[41]

There are three types of economy seats. The Standard Economy seats (coloured blue) have a 31 in (79 cm) seat pitch and 17 in (43 cm) seat width. Passengers can pick their own seats for a fee. The Super seats (coloured yellow) in the economy cabin have up to a 35 in (89 cm) seat pitch, and 17 in (43 cm) seat width. Passengers can book the Super Seats for a fee and are able to pick their own seats without any additional fee. The S-t-r-e-t-c-h seats (also coloured yellow) are located at the front of each section of the economy cabin. Although having the same seat pitch as Super Seats, because these are bulkhead and exit row seats, there are no seats in front of them to recline back to invade their space, giving them at least 35 in (89 cm) pitch, the most legroom in the economy cabin. Passengers choosing S-T-R-E-T-C-H seats will have to pay more compared to the Super Seats.[41]

The Economy class on aircraft 9V-OTF features Singapore Airlines's previous generation seats in a 3-3-3 configuration with VGA 6.1 inch personal television screens(disabled), footrests, adjustable headrests with side-flap "ears" and adjustable seat reclines. The seats pitch ranges from 32-33" and have a width of 18".[40]

Economy seats on the Boeing 787 will be 3-3-3 configuration, and all seats will feature in-seat power supply. The Standard Economy seats, in dark blue, will have the same width and pitch as the 777, 17" seat width, and 31" seat pitch. The Super seats, in light blue will also retain the same width and pitch as the 777, have 17" seat width, but 35" seat pitch. Unlike the Super seats on the Boeing 777, the Super seats on the Boeing 787 will have head rest. The S-T-R-E-T-C-H seats are also light blue in colour, will be located at the front of each section of the economy cabin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  36. ^ http://www.flightradar24.com/reg/9votf
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  38. ^ "Singapore Airlines Annual Report FY2013/14". Singapore Airlines. 1 July 2014. p. 209. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  39. ^ ScootBiz | FlyScoot.com
  40. ^ a b "With Perth, Singapore Airlines subsidiary Scoot completes first phase of network development". 
  41. ^ a b The Frills | FlyScoot.com

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