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Singapore low-cost airline Scoot launches new aircraft on Bangkok route

Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot has expanded its service with the addition of its new single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft, as it made its inaugural flight from here to Bangkok as TR610.

The aircraft features 236 seats in a single-class, 3-3 configuration.

With a larger passenger capacity of 236 seats, 50 more than the A320neo, and more fuel-efficient engines, the single-class A321neo will allow Scoot to improve its operating economics and unit costs.
With a larger passenger capacity of 236 seats, 50 more than the A320neo, and more fuel-efficient engines, the single-class A321neo will allow Scoot to improve its operating economics and unit costs. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

TR610 departed Singapore at 3:24 pm on Monday and reached Bangkok at 4:55 pm on the same day. The return flight TR611 also departed Bangkok at 5:40 pm on Monday and arrived in Singapore at 11 pm the same day. 

Subsequently in August, Scoot will deploy the A321neo on its Singapore-Cebu and Singapore-Ho Chi Minh City routes.

With a larger passenger capacity of 236 seats, 50 more than the A320neo, and more fuel-efficient engines, the single-class A321neo will allow Scoot to improve its operating economics and unit costs.

The new aircraft also underscore Scoot’s commitment to offering customers a more comfortable and improved travel experience, through features such as premium black leather seats, amply-sized overhead compartment bins, ambient lighting technologies that reduce jetlag, improved air quality, and reduced noise emissions, an official statement read.

Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO, said that investing in new-generation aircraft and operating a young, fuel-efficient fleet is a cornerstone of Scoot’s strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

"Combined with our recent achievement as the world’s first and only low-cost carrier to attain the highest Diamond status in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying global audit of airlines, Scoot is on a firm footing to recover and re-establish ourselves as the low-cost carrier of choice in the region for post-pandemic travel,” he added.

Scoot now has 29 single-aisle aircraft in its operating fleet – 21 A320ceo, five A320neo, and three A321neo, with 28 A320neo and 13 A321neo remaining on order. 

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