Scoot Unveils First Destinations For its New E190-E2s

A Scoot Embraer E190-E2 jet over Singapore
Image Credit: Embraer

Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, has announced its expansion plans ahead of the introduction of its new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.

These fuel-efficient planes will enable Scoot to offer direct connections to exciting new destinations in Southeast Asia. The move will further strengthen the airline’s network and Singapore’s position as a regional hub.

New Connections and Enhanced Frequencies

Scoot will be the first airline in Asia to operate the E190-E2, with nine aircraft scheduled for delivery starting in April 2024.

The first aircraft, nicknamed “Explorer 3.0,” will take over existing routes to Krabi and Hat Yai in Thailand, increasing flight frequencies to 10 times weekly from May 7th.

The second E2 aircraft will allow Scoot to expand its reach to four new destinations:

  • Koh Samui, Thailand: Daily flights commencing May 13th, increasing to twice daily from June.
  • Sibu, Malaysia: Thrice-weekly flights starting June 5th.
  • Kuantan, Malaysia: Frequency increases to four times weekly from June 3rd.
  • Miri, Malaysia: Frequency increases to four times weekly from May 20th.
Render of a Scoot Airlines Embraer E190 E2 in flight
Image Credit: Azorra

Connectivity and Network Growth

With the addition of these new routes, Scoot’s network will grow to 69 destinations, offering travelers more options for exploring Southeast Asia.

This expansion also strengthens Singapore’s position as a key aviation hub, connecting passengers to a wider range of destinations through Scoot’s extensive network.

Scoot CEO Statement

“We are thrilled to unveil these new destinations served by our modern E190-E2s,” said Mr. Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer.

“This marks a significant step in Scoot’s and the SIA Group’s growth, and we are confident that the demand for air travel within the region will continue to rise.”

“We remain committed to seeking new opportunities and connecting our customers to even more destinations at the best value possible.”

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Suitability of E190-E2 for Regional Operations

The Embraer E190-E2 is a perfect fit for Scoot’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia for a few key reasons:

Efficiency: The Embraer E190-E2’s fuel efficiency excels, making it a game-changer for airlines like Scoot that compete in cost-sensitive markets like Southeast Asia.

The Embraer E190-E2 slashes fuel burn compared to older jets, giving Scoot a direct path to lower operating costs. This advantage empowers Scoot to offer competitive fares on their routes and still turn a profit.

A Scoot Embraer E190-E2 jet over Singapore
Image Credit: Embraer

Range: With a range of up to 5,278 kilometers (around 3,280 miles), the E190-E2 perfectly suits the regional travel needs of Southeast Asia. It can comfortably connect Singapore, a central hub, to destinations across the region.

Moreover, it can achieve this without requiring stopovers for refueling. This translates to shorter travel times for passengers on flights to destinations like Koh Samui, Krabi, and Sibu.

Passenger Capacity: The E190-E2, configured by Scoot with an all-economy layout, can seat up to 112 passengers.

This capacity is ideal for routes with moderate passenger demand. It allows Scoot to efficiently serve these new destinations. This can be achieved without needing larger aircraft that might not be fully booked on every flight.

This helps to optimize costs and potentially lead to more frequent flights on these routes.

Modern Technology: The E190-E2 incorporates the latest aviation technologies, offering a quieter and more comfortable flying experience for passengers.

This could be a clearly significant advantage for Scoot. This provides strong incentive for customers who value a modern and pleasant travel experience on shorter regional flights.

About Scoot

Scoot, established in 2012, is the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. It currently operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft, including wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliners and single-aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft. The carrier flies to 67 destinations across 15 countries and territories.

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