Scoot to launch first flights to Europe

The low cost carrier, a part of the Singapore Airlines Group, will operate non-stop services four times per week between Singapore and Athens using B787-8 equipment.


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Scoot, the Singapore Airlines long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC), has announced it will start flying to Europe for the first time next summer. Scheduled to commence on 20 June 2017, the airline will operate non-stop services four times per week between Singapore and Athens using B787-8 equipment. Scoot’s cargo belly capacity is marketed by Singapore Airlines Cargo.
This will become the longest air route operated by any LCC, with a distance exceeding 10,000km and Scoot will become the first Asian LCC to fly to Europe since Malaysia’s AirAsia X suspended its services to London and Paris in 2012.
“Guests have requested us to fly to Europe for a while, and Scoot is excited to finally oblige,” said Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH), which oversees Scoot and Tigerair. “Our world-first all-787 Dreamliner fleet… has positioned us well to mount our first ever long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe.”
The announcement of flights to Europe continues the expansion of Scoot’s network; already this year the LCC has started operating its first flights to the Middle East and India.


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