Scoot’s first A321neo aircraft has entered into service, with an inaugural flight from Singapore to Bangkok taking place on 28 June.
Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, will deploy the A321neo aircraft on its Singapore-Cebu and Singapore-Ho Chi Minh City routes in August.
The aircraft features 236 seats in a single-class, 3-3 configuration.
“Scoot’s new A321neos offer additional capacity and range, unlocking new network growth possibilities while enabling us to elevate the passenger experience in a commercially viable manner,” said Scoot’s CEO Campbell Wilson.
“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.”
Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley commented: “The arrival of the A321neo at Scoot marks another milestone in the close relationship we share with the Singapore Airlines Group. With the A321neo, Scoot will be able to increase capacity and open new routes across the Asian region. The aircraft will bring new levels of efficiency with significantly reduced fuel consumption, as well as lower emissions. We are confident that the A321neo will position Scoot well for the recovery in air travel.”