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]

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

2012[edit]

On January 11, 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 June 4, 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 October 24, 2012, Scoot announced that its parent company Singapore Airlines will be transferring the 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners they had on order to Scoot to replace their current fleet of Boeing 777-200s and help with its ongoing expansion and future growth. [14] One day later, Scoot began to consider having a mixed fleet of Boeing 787s instead of it all being an all Boeing 787-9 fleet. [15] On October 26, 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 November 11, 2012, Scoot cancelled 20 flights to Qingdao and Shenyang due to regulatory approval problems.[16]

2013[edit]

On January 31, 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.[17] On March 21, 2013, Scoot would launch a thrice-weekly Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight come 12 June 2013.[18] 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.[19] The next day, Scoot announced that the 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners they have on order would be split between 10 Boeing 787-8s and 10 Boeing 787-9s. [20] In June 2013, Scoot started its Singapore-Taipei-Seoul flight with 2 classes - ScootBiz & Fly fare. On November 15, 2013, Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Hong Kong. Flights would increase to daily in December 2013.[21] On December 12, 2013 Scoot commenced its five-weekly flights from Singapore to Perth.

2014[edit]

In September 2014, Scoot announced the introduction of the 787-9s in Sydney, Perth and Hong Kong for the week of March 29, 2015.[22] Bangkok and Gold Coast will follow in late April, destinations Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Shenyang and Qingdao are due to follow in May. On December 16, 2014, 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%. On 9 December 2014, Scoot announced that it will launch services from Singapore to Melbourne from November 1st, 2015 using their Boeing 787 aircraft to be delivered in 2015.[23]

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 second 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.[24]

The following destinations are served or planned:[25]

Hub
Future
Terminated route
Country City Airport Notes Ref
Australia Gold Coast Gold Coast Airport
Australia Perth Perth Airport [26]
Australia Melbourne Melbourne Airport Begins 1 November 2015 [27]
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
China Qingdao Qingdao Liuting International Airport
China Shenyang Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
China Tianjin Tianjin Binhai International Airport [28]
China Nanjing Nanjing Lukou International Airport [29]
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport [30]
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
South Korea Seoul Incheon International Airport [31]
Taiwan Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Scissor hub to Tokyo and Seoul
Thailand Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport [32]

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.[33] The airline announced plans to have a fleet of 14 aircraft by 2016,[34]

On October 24, 2012, Scoot announced that parent company Singapore Airlines will be transferring the 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners they had on order to Scoot to replace their current fleet of Boeing 777-200s and help with its ongoing expansion and future growth. [14] Scoot later announced that the fleet will comprise 10 Boeing 787-8s and 10 Boeing 787-9s instead of an all Boeing 787-9 fleet.[20]

Scoot plans to 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.[35]

The Scoot fleet consists of the following aircraft, as of 31 August 2014:[36][37]

Scoot Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Boeing 777-200ER
6
0
32
370
402
One dry leased from Singapore Airlines with former interior.
Boeing 787–8
10[38]
TBA
335[39]
EIS: Mid-2015.
Boeing 787–9
10[14][38]
35
340
375
Total
6
19

Cabin[edit]

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

ScootBiz[edit]

There are 32 ScootBiz seats (Black in 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.[40]

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.[41]

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 36 in (79 to 91 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.[42]

There are three types of economy seats. The Standard Economy seats (blue in colour) have a 31 in (79 cm) seat pitch and 19 in (48 cm) seat width. Passengers can pick their own seats for a fee. The Super seats (yellow in colour) in the economy cabin have a 34–36 in (86–91 cm) seat pitch, and 19–20 in (48–51 cm) seat width, especially in the A, C, H, and K seats in rows 61-64 of the 777 due to the missing middle seat in those rows.[43] 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 yellow in colour) are located at the front of each section of the economy cabin. Although having the same 34-36" 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 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.[42]

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".[41]

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, 19" seat width, and 31" seat pitch. The Super seats, in light blue will also retain the same width and pitch as the 777, 19-20" seat width, and 34-36" 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, 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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