|Founded||1 November 2011|
|Commenced operations||4 June 2012|
|Hubs||Singapore Changi Airport|
|Company slogan||Get Outta Here! Scoot!|
|Parent company||Singapore Airlines|
|Headquarters||Singapore Changi Airport|
|Key people||Campbell Wilson (CEO)|
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. Its head office is in Terminal 1 at Changi Airport in Changi.
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In May 2011, Singapore Airlines announced its intention to establish a no-frills, low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes. It claimed to offer tickets up to 40 percent cheaper than regular airlines.
On 1 November 2011, the new airline was unveiled and the name "Scoot" was given. Its website was also officially launched that day.
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. Scoot also announced that its IATA code would change from OQ to TZ.
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.
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.
On 21 March 2013, Scoot would launch a thrice-weekly Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight come 12 June 2013. 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.
On 15 November 2013, Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Hong Kong. Flights would increase to daily in December 2013.
On 12 December 2013 Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Perth.
On 16 December 2013, Scoot announced its new long haul subsidiary 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%.
Scoot commenced operations in June 2012, from Changi Airport's Terminal 2.
The following destinations are served or planned:
The airline announced plans to have a fleet of 14 aircraft by 2016, 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.
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.
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 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.
|One dry leased from Singapore Airlines with former interior|
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Scoot's aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.
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.
ScootBiz on aircraft 9V-OTF features 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.
ScootBiz on Boeing 787 will be black in colour, in 2-3-2 configuration, with 38" seat pitch.
There are 370 Economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, with seat pitch ranging from 31 to 35 in (79 to 89 cm). 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.
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 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, there are no seats in front of them to recline back to invade their space, giving them the most legroom. Passengers choosing S-T-R-E-T-C-H seats will have to pay more compared to the Super Seats.
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".
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 17" seat width, and 31" seat pitch. The Super seats, in light blue will 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.
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