Scoot Airlines to boost its China services

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Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will steadily resume flights to and from China to accommodate strong travel demands in line with the further relaxation of border restrictions.

Scoot will also be ramping up flight frequencies across its network, particularly to destinations that are popular for summer travels in Australia, Greece, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia.

Since travel restrictions were lifted globally in 2022, Scoot has resumed most of its pre-Covid routes, and increased flight frequencies to ensure its capacity matches demand.

The low-cost carrier also expanded its network with the launch of new destinations such as Jeju, Lombok, Makassar, Miri and Yogyakarta.

China resumptions

From now until the end of Northern Winter 2022 (25 March 2023), Scoot will progressively increase its total flights to China from 14-times weekly to 26-times weekly.

It will step up flight frequencies to seven of its existing points, comprising Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Tianjin and Zhengzhou.

The pace of resumption is then planned to continue into the Northern Summer period, which spans 26 March to 28 October 2023.

Scoot will resume flights to Haikou, Ningbo and an in April 2023, bringing the total number of weekly flights to China to 42-times weekly by the end of April 2023.

With services to Nanning and Shenyang resuming in May 2023, customers can look forward to 57-times weekly flights to China by the end of June 2023.

Other Network Updates

Scoot also has plans in hand to increase flight frequencies to other warm-weather destinations, just in time for those planning their summer travels.

Flight frequencies to Athens, Greece will increase from two-times to four-times weekly, and flight frequencies to Perth, Western Australia will increase from 10-times to 12-times weekl.

On the Japan front, flight frequencies to Sapporo through Taipei will increase from three-times to four-times weekly and flight frequencies to Tokyo through Taipei will increase from 10-times to 12-times weekly.

Closer to Singapore, flight frequencies to Langkawi will increase from four-times to seven-times weekly and flight frequencies to Manado will increase from three-times to four-times weekly.

New Schedules for Pokémon Air Adventures Flights

Pokémon Air Adventures, a partnership with The Pokémon Company, continues to be well sought-after by Pokémon fans and others looking for unique experiences.

In February 2023, Scoot launched these inaugural themed flights on the Pikachu Jet to Bangkok. In March 2023, the Pikachu Jet will make its way to Taiwan.

Customers can choose from eight scheduled flights in March 2023 and six scheduled flights in April 2023

Scoot Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Leslie Thng said: “Scoot has been anticipating the return of travel to and from China and we will scale up operations to meet the demand from this sizeable market.”

“We will also ramp up frequencies to other popular summer destinations as customers continue to seek travel to connect with loved ones, explore new cultures and create new experiences.”

“This year, we aspire to continue redefining value-travel by providing our customers with safe and seamless travel journeys, quality service, differentiated products and experiences at affordable fares.”

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