Scoot to fly daily on Perth-Singapore from February 2015

By David Flynn, December 12 2014

Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin daily flights between Perth and Singapore from February 1st, 2015.

The budget airline currently runs five weekly flights between the two cities, and the route – controversially abandoned by Qantas earlier this year – is rated as Australia's fourth busiest international corridor, with more than one million passengers per year.

“Having flown close to 150,000 guests to and from Perth, we’re thrilled with the fantastic response to this route in the past 12 months" said Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson.

Wilson also confirmed that Perth will be the inaugural destination for the airline's first Boeing 787 in "early 2015", but did not flag the specific date of that first flight, although it's tipped to be the same February 1st as the daily Perth service kicks in.

Read: Scoot confirms Perth for Boeing 787 inaugural flight

Scoot's Sydney and Gold Coast flights will be upgraded from their current Boeing 777-200 to a Boeing 787-9 in the first half of 2015.

Scoot will also add Melbourne as its fourth Australian destination in November 2015, with a Boeing 787 doing the eight hour dash.

Also read: Scoot seats reviewed, and the best seats revealed

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David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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