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14 August, 2021

Singapore Airlines And Scoot Awarded Skytrax 5-Star Health And Safety Rating

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scoot, the two passenger airlines within the SIA Group, have been awarded the highest 5-Star rating in the Skytrax Covid-19 Airline Safety Audit. This follows a comprehensive assessment of their health and safety measures for customers and staff across the entire travel journey. Scoot is also the first low-cost carrier in the world to get this 5-Star rating from Skytrax.

Skytrax evaluated over 190 safety and hygiene protocols at SIA and Scoot during the audit. This included cleanliness at the airport and onboard flights, social distancing measures, usage of face masks and sanitisers, and other hygiene improvement systems. These were then certified based on a professional and scientific investigation of the airlines’ standards.

The Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Safety Ratings are the latest recognition of the SIA Group’s industry-leading response to the Covid-19 pandemic. SIA and Scoot have implemented wide-ranging measures to enhance customer and staff health and safety, and ensure the highest level of care, across the end-to-end journey. They have also introduced innovative digital solutions to enhance the travel experience, mitigate risks of Covid-19 transmission, and reduce friction for customers.

Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial, Singapore Airlines, said: “Since the onset of the pandemic, we have reviewed and reinforced health and safety measures in more than 100 touchpoints along the travel journey. This will be an ongoing process, as our priority is to do everything possible to keep our customers and staff safe at all times.

29 June, 2021

BOC Aviation deliver three of four A321neos to Scoot

BOC Aviation has announced that it has delivered three of four new Airbus A321neo aircraft on lease to Scoot Airlines.

Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation, said: “We are delighted to have delivered these aircraft to Scoot, and we’re pleased to be building a new relationship with another member of the Singapore Airlines Group. We look forward to working with Scoot and our other customers to provide more fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft in the future.”

Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The A321neo aircraft offers additional capacity and range, unlocking new network growth possibilities for Scoot while enabling us to elevate the passenger experience in a commercially viable manner. Investing in new-generation aircraft and operating a young, fuel-efficient fleet is a cornerstone of Scoot’s strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Combined with being the world’s first and only low-cost carrier to attain the highest Diamond status in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying global audit of airlines, Scoot is on a firm footing to recover and re-establish ourselves as the low-cost carrier of choice in the region for post-pandemic travel.”

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24 March, 2020

Singapore Airlines cutting schedules further and grounding more aircraft

Singapore Airlines Has confirmed it will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls around the world over the last week to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

This will result in the grounding of around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet of 147, amid the greatest challenge that the SIA Group has faced in its existence.

The Group’s low-cost unit Scoot will also suspend most of its network, resulting in the grounding of 47 of its fleet of 49 aircraft.

The SIA Group diversified its network and set up Scoot to spread its risks and cater to a wide range of passenger and market segments. However, without a domestic segment, the Group’s airlines become more vulnerable when international markets increasingly restrict the free movement of people or ban air travel altogether.

It is unclear when the SIA Group can begin to resume normal services, given the uncertainty as to when the stringent border controls will be lifted.

24 November, 2018

Honolulu off the schedule for Scoot

Scoot, the low-cost carrier sideline of Singapore Airlines has confirmed it is dropping Honolulu from its international roster of destinations, little under a year since it started the route.

The airline firmed up the plans and announced the cessation of the route earlier this week, much to the surprise of staff in the Hawaiian islands, who had no idea the service would be coming to an end.

The airlines says the route didn't perform as well as it would have liked and weak demand was the main cause the route was being pulled.  According to the schedule, the last flights will operate in June 2019, however, Scoot may pull the plug on the route before then.

23 November, 2018

SilkAir will transfer routes to Scoot prior to its merger into Singapore Airlines

The Singapore Airlines group have confirmed this week that Scoot is to take over a number of SilkAir’s routes over the next two years, ahead of SilkAir’s merger into Singapore Airlines (SIA). At the same time, Scoot will also be transferring some of its services to existing destinations served by SIA and SilkAir.

The changes are scheduled to take place from the middle of April 2019 and last until the second half of 2020. The changes are, according to SIA, the result of a detailed review to identify which airlines in the SIA Group portfolio are best suited to meet evolving customer demand. The changes, which are subject to regulatory approvals, are planned as follows:

From SilkAir to Scoot:

Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, in April 2019
Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 and October 2019
Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June 2019
Chiang Mai[1] in Thailand, in October 2019
Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, in December 2019
Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, between May 2020 and July 2020

08 October, 2018

The first A320neo for Scoot delivered

The low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines,  Scoot has taken delivery of its first A320neo at a special ceremony in Toulouse, France.

Scoot has placed orders for 39 of the technologically advanced and fuel-efficient A320neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. The new addition complements the airline’s existing fleet of 27 A320ceo Family aircraft.

Powered by Pratt and Whitney PurePower engines, the new aircraft features 186 seats in Scoot’s configuration. Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by Scoot on its services across Asia.

Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 %  fuel savings at delivery and 20 % by 2020. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 % share of the market.

05 September, 2017

Scoots Indian Plans

The low-cost Singapore Airlines offshoot will soon commence direct flights to Europe from India and they expect to offer flights as low as £150.

Bharath Mahadevan, head of Scoot in India told local media about the plans, "Since we have fifth freedom, we can operate direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata to destinations like Copenhagen, Vienna, Cairo and Manche"

"A return trip to Europe would cost around Rs 26,000," Mahadevan said, current fares with other airlines are around £539 or around R45,000.