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Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will launch its streamlined Scoot-Thru transfer service at Singapore on November 27.
Available to all passengers for SGD$16 (A$12.60) per connection if you pre-book online, or SGD$20 as a walk-up rate at the airport counter, it allows travellers to skip immigration and collecting their checked baggage during transit between Scoot flights and joint itineraries with Tiger Airways.
Officially dubbed 'Scoot-Thru with Changi Connects', the airline describes this as "a facilitated transfer service" that's all about:
- No rush: Remain in the transit area of Singapore Changi Airport – simply proceed to the transfer desk to collect your boarding pass for the connecting flight;
- No hassle: No need to go through Singapore immigration & customs, nor retrieve baggage and check them in again;
- No worries: You’ll be put on the next Scoot or Tiger flight, without extra charge, should the connecting flight be delayed.
“With the range of destinations offered at flyscoot.com expanding rapidly, Scoot-Thru with Changi Connects is a timely addition to the great value frills our guests can select" says Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson.
"We’re pleased to be working together with Changi Airport Group to provide this service so guests may Scoot across all our destinations with even greater convenience and peace of mind.”
Scoot is the first airline to build upon Changi Connects, a new service provided by Changi Airport Group and one which the group hopes to extend to other low-cost airlines.