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The same one-way launch prices will also apply to Gold Coast-Singapore services as well as Australia-bound flights from Singapore, and include all taxes and surcharges.
A social networking promotion run over the past week by the Singapore Airlines offshoot relied on travellers to register for access to the promotional fares and share the details with their own contacts in order to drive the price down from the nominal $400 starting price.
After over 81,000 registrations on the site, a one-way fare "under $150" will now be available when ticket sales commence, which is tipped to take place next week.
Although people who registered for the campaign will have first shot at the heavily discounted fares, any remaining seats will be offered to the general public.
This will of course be a superb opportunity for budget-minded business travellers to not only jet to Singapore but use Changi Airport as a mid-way point for connecting flights to other business destinations, for a fraction of the price of a regular fare.
Scoot is promising its regular fares will be up to 40 percent lower than full-service ‘legacy’ carriers such as Qantas and its own parent Singapore Airlines.
Scoot daily from Sydney to Singapore
A Scoot spokeswoman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline will launch "to Sydney first, followed by Gold Coast very shortly, all in June 2012." The airline has also revealed it will fly to China and Japan.
There will be daily flights between Sydney and Singapore, and five direct flights per week out of the Gold Coast, on Boeing 777-200 aircraft which will be fitted with business class and economy cabins.
The business class seats will be more in keeping with international premium economy or regional business class with "at least 38 inches of legroom" in a leather seat that's 22 inches wide with an 8 inch recline and footrest.
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