Scoot launched its third long-haul destination with non-stop four-times-weekly flights to Berlin from Singapore. The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.
Asia/Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline for four consecutive years and the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s inaugural flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time . The aircraft, a wide body Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”carried 311 customers and was 95% full.
Fliers originated from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia among other countries, and half of them comprised of young adults between 18 and 35 years old. Known for its unique and fun personality, Scoot has been known to organise neon parties, band performances, and even an inflight wedding on board its flights. In line with Berlin’s reputation as the party central of Europe, customers of TR734 were invited to take part in an electro dance party and exciting games with prizes.
“Scoot’s low-cost long-haul network continues to grow at a steady pace”
Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s CEO, said, “With the addition of Berlin just a year after we successfully launched Athens, and then Honolulu, Scoot’s low-cost long-haul network continues to grow at a steady pace. Vibrant, creative and steeped in history, we are confident that the city of Berlin will appeal to any market or demographic, and open a new and exciting part of the continent for travellers.”
Scoot’s spacious and comfortable state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliners offer several amenities and services suited to long-haul travel, such as inflight Wi-Fi, in-seat power and inflight ScooTV entertainment streamed to guests’ own devices. Guests can also choose from a full-leather ScootBiz seat with 38” pitch, 30kg checked-in baggage, and meals and drinks included, or enjoy a peaceful journey in the ScootinSilence economy class quiet zone with seat pitches ranging from 31” up to 35”.
“Scoot’s extensive route network currently spans 65 destinations across 18 countries and territories”
Scoot’s extensive route network currently spans 65 destinations across 18 countries and territories, with Nanchang to join next month. Its fleet of 17 787 Dreamliners and 24 Airbus A320 family aircraft, with three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320 neo aircrafts currently on order, Scoot is slated to increase to about 70 aircraft by 2022. With the addition of Berlin, the SIA Group network in Germany now encompasses four cities, including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich, with a total of 29 return services a week.
The flight schedule for the Singapore-Berlin service is as follows:
|Singapore – Berlin||12.25 a.m.||7.20 a.m.||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|Berlin – Singapore||9.40 a.m.||3.45 a.m. (+1)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
(All times local)