Scoot unveils next-gen jet Embraer in Krabi and Hat Yai flights

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Scoot, the budget airline subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has soared into a new era of aviation with the inauguration of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.

The momentous occasion unfolded amidst much fanfare at Singapore Changi Airport, with esteemed guests including Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance, Chee Hong Tat, alongside aviation partners and media from across the region.

Attendees were treated to an exclusive preview of the E190-E2’s sleek interior, boasting 112 seats arranged in a 2-2 single-class layout, with a generous seat pitch of 29 inches and expansive cabin windows providing panoramic views. Renowned as the quietest and most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft in the industry, the E190-E2 represents a quantum leap forward in air travel technology.

In a statement brimming with confidence, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng expressed gratitude to partners and staff for their unwavering commitment, hailing the E190-E2 as a catalyst for expanding Scoot’s fleet and bolstering its regional presence.

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The inaugural flights to Krabi and Hat Yai marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Scoot, offering travellers access to idyllic island getaways and vibrant cultural hubs. With the arrival of the second E190-E2 and plans for gradual fleet expansion, Scoot is poised to revolutionise the travel experience for passengers across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.

As of May 7, Scoot’s extensive network encompasses 67 destinations spanning 15 countries and territories, reported TTR Weekly.

From yesterday, May 7 onwards, Scoot operates flights via TR684 to Krabi departing from Singapore at 3.45pm and landing in the Thai province at 4.30pm daily. A second flight, TR685, will take off from the Lion City at 5.20pm and arrive in Krabi at 8.15pm.

Starting tomorrow, May 9, three weekly flights will jet off to the southern Thai paradise on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays via TR690 and TR691, setting off at 9.40pm and 11.05pm respectively and landing at 10.30pm and 2am.

From May 8 to 9, daily flights via TR632 and TR633 set off from Singapore at 11.10am and 12.25pm respectively, landing in Hat Yai at 11.50am and 3pm.

From this Friday, May 10, these flights will depart at 12.35pm and 1.45pm and arrive in the southern Thai city at 1.10pm and 4.20pm.

Additionally, weekly flights to Hat Yai will operate on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays via TR630 and TR631, departing at 9.55pm and 11.05pm respectively and arriving at 10.30pm and 2am. These begin on Friday, May 10.

ORIGINAL STORY: Scoot to fly to Krabi and Hat Yai with new state-of-the-art jets

Scoot, the budget carrier under Singapore Airlines, is about to revolutionise travel with its cutting-edge E190-E2 jets, set to take flight in May.

With the delivery of the first and second of nine E2s scheduled for April, Scoot has unleashed its grand plan, unveiling the initial destinations for these state-of-the-art aircraft.

The E2s will pave the way for Scoot to venture into exciting new territories, with Koh Samui and Sibu topping the list, alongside taking over or enhancing services to Miri, Kuantan, Hat Yai, and Krabi. Starting revenue operations on May 7, the first E2 will whisk passengers to Krabi and Hat Yai, while its successor will expand the network to include the remaining four airports, with daily flights to Koh Samui starting on May 13.

But that’s not all. Scoot is gearing up to ramp up frequencies, with Miri flights increasing from thrice weekly to four times weekly starting May 20, and Kuantan following suit from June 3. Furthermore, the airline will spread its wings to Sibu with thrice-weekly flights from June 5, reported Ch-aviation.

“This expansion marks a significant milestone for Scoot, propelling our network to 69 destinations, enriching connectivity in the region and solidifying Singapore’s status as a hub. Our growing fleet underscores our belief in the burgeoning demand for air travel across Southeast Asia.”

Scoot currently boasts a fleet of 54 aircraft, including A320s, A321s, and Boeing Dreamliners.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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