SQ’s Scoot takes delivery of first B787
Scoot has taken delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner on 31 January.
March 2, 2015
Scoot has taken delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner on 31 January. The aircraft is the first of twenty B787s (ten B787-8s and ten B787-9s) the Singapore Airlines low cost, long haul subsidiary has on order from Boeing. Scoot’s first Dreamliner began revenue service on 5 February on its Perth service.
Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson said that the new aircraft will have a “significant impact” on Scoot’s operations. “From an economic perspective they are incredible fuel-efficient,” he said. “Fuel accounts for 40-50 per cent of our operating costs, so this will help significantly.” He added that ownership and maintenance costs would also be reduced. The B787s will gradually replace the carrier’s fleet of six B777-200ERs, which are destined for its NokScoot joint venture with Thailand’s Nok Air. Wilson added that the airline’s future focus would be on: Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and India.