Scoot to Acquire Twenty 787 Aircraft

New Generation Fleet to Power Growth and Reduce Costs

24 October 2012, Singapore – Scoot, the long-haul low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has agreed to acquire twenty Boeing 787 aircraft for delivery commencing in 2014.

The twenty fuel-efficient aircraft will be used to replace Scoot’s Boeing 777-200 fleet and facilitate the airline’s ongoing expansion.

“Since commencing operations in June 2012, Scoot has quickly established itself as a low-cost airline with a difference, with our fares, our crew and our product being exceptionally well received by the travelling public,” said Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO. “In addition to a great reputation, Scoot has quickly grown to a fleet of four aircraft and a network soon to encompass nine cities. Today’s announcement that we’ll be acquiring 20 Boeing 787’s to power our growth is exciting news and great for our guests – not least because the aircraft’s fuel efficiency will help keep ticket prices low.”

Scoot’s 787s will sport a brand new interior as well as the 787’s enlarged windows and unique interior climatic system for a superior level of comfort.

The 20 aircraft were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines. Selection of engines to power the fleet will be made at a later date.

Scoot’s network now comprises six cities (Singapore, Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei and Tianjin), with Tokyo commencing on 29 October, and Shenyang and Qingdao in November. Fares are available for booking at or through the call centre. To receive the latest news, updates and exclusive promotional offers, register at or

About Scoot™

Scoot™ operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, and Tianjin, with Taipei, Tokyo, Shenyang and Qingdao commencing over the next few months. Operating a fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft, Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at or contact our call centre. Find out more on, or!

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