Scoot adds eight Australian cities with Virgin

Scoot launched its first Australian flights in June 2012 (photo by James Morgan)
Scoot launched its first Australian flights in June 2012 (photo by James Morgan)

Scoot‘s Australian expansion has gathered pace following the signing of a codeshare partnership with Virgin Australia.

Recently, the Singapore-based low-cost carrier announced plans to launch its first flights to Melbourne in 2015, and to increase the frequency of its Perth service to daily flights. This will also see the Western Australian capital become the first destination to receive Scoot’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

And the airline has now added eight more Australian destinations to its route map, as part of a new codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia.

Passengers on Scoot’s existing flights from Singapore to Sydney, Perth and Gold Coast will be able to connect to Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Uluru, on flights operated by Virgin.

“Australia was Scoot’s very first destination and, since launching flight to Sydney in June 2012 we’ve added Gold Coast, Perth and, soon, Melbourne. Our new partnership with Virgin Australia expands our coverage of Australia yet further, so whether it’s north, south, east or west, Scoot – and Virgin – have Australia covered,” said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot.

Scoot is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, which also holds a 19.9% stake in Virgin Australia.

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