Singapore Airlines Group low-cost subsidiary Scoot has signed lease agreements for nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.
In a further development of their regional services from the Singapore hub, Scoot will become the first Singaporean carrier to operate the Embraer E2 jets.
The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2024, based on aircraft lessor Azorra’s firm order book with Embraer.
“We are thrilled to support Scoot and its exciting expansion plan to serve more short and medium haul flights across Southeast Asia”, said John Evans, Azorra’s CEO.
“Scoot’s selection of the E2 is a resounding endorsement of Embraer’s E2 product line and the crossover segment.”
“With the addition of E2s, Scoot becomes the first Singapore-based airline to operate crossover aircraft, demonstrating the emerging capacity rationalization trend amongst operators globally.”
About the Embraer E-Jets
The E190-E2 is part of Embraer’s latest E-Jets E2 family of commercial jets, which entered into service in 2018.
Currently, airlines including KLM, Porter, and Azul operate the E-Jets E2 family of aircraft, and new operators, including Royal Jordanian, Salam Air and TUI, have also recently announced the intended uptake of the aircraft.
Embraer’s E-Jets E2 family of aircraft delivers the best environmental efficiency, operating performance, and passenger comfort.
The aircraft’s sophisticated aerodynamics, novel wing design and new technologies deliver a 25% decrease in carbon emissions and fuel burn over the previous generation E-Jets.
The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 was designed using the 20 million hours of experience the first generation of E-Jets accrued, ensuring that the E2 aircraft are modern and advanced, yet retain the maturity and reliability of the previous generation aircraft.
The first-generation E-Jet is one of the most successful commercial jets in the industry and continues to operate across the globe, with more than 80 airlines across 50 countries and more than 1,700 units delivered.
Leslie Thng, CEO of Scoot, said, “The agreement to lease the new E190-E2 aircraft positions us to further develop our Singapore hub, capturing APAC’s strong travel demand and to offer our customers more travel options with a modern fuel-efficient fleet.”
“As the first Singaporean carrier to operate E2s, we are excited to be working with our partners at Embraer and Azorra who are helping to support our network growth and fleet strategy.”
Scoot is the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA). Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand for a new chapter of growth.
To date, Scoot has carried over 71 million passengers, and has a fleet of over 50 aircraft, comprising widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and single-aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft.
By 2024, Scoot plans to add the Embraer E190-E2 to its fleet.
Scoot currently flies to 71 destinations across 15 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe, out of which 65 are available for booking as of May 2023.