Scoot has expanded its network in China with the launch of a new service to Guangzhou.
The Singaporean low-cost carrier kicked off the new route on 16 January, in time for Chinese New Year, and will now operate daily direct flights to the Chinese city using its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
It takes over the daily flight from its partner Tigerair, which previously operated two daily Airbus A320 flights to Guangzhou. Tigerair will continue to operate one daily service on the route.
“Scoot is excited to kick-start 2016 and mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of 787 Dreamliner operations by expanding our footprint in the Pearl River Delta region, in addition to Hong Kong,” said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot. “Our Guangzhou flights complement Tigerair’s existing daily Guangzhou services.”
Scoot’s daily flight, TZ128, will now depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 0125 and arrive at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport at 0455. The return service, TZ127, will then leave Guangzhou at 0555 and arrive back in Singapore at 1000.
This complements Tigerair’s daily flights, which leave Singapore at 0605 and depart Guangzhou at 1045. Tigerair will also operate five extra flights to Guangzhou over the Chinese New Year period, between 8 and 15 February.
Guangzhou becomes Scoot’s seventh destination in Greater China, following Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang and Tianjin. It also flies to two destinations in Taiwan.