If you were near the Sydney Airport (SIA) this morning, you might have caught the arrival of SCOOT, Singapore’s economical airliner!
Scoot, which is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has formally begun offering daily flights from Sydney. In addition, beginning on June 12, 2012, Scoot will be available via a five-time weekly service linking Singapore and Australia.
Kerrie Mather, Sydney’s Airport Chief Executive, says Scoot will offer lost-cost airfare which is exactly what travellers are looking for:
A”… new and exotic low cost long haul market for Sydney.”
“Low-cost carriers on long-haul routes are making it more affordable than ever for Australians to see the world.”
“Just a generation ago, long-haul international travel was something that Australians saved long and hard for, and managed only once or maybe twice in their lives. Now, Australians are regularly travelling on cheap fares to Asia and the rest of the world.”
In May 2012, Singapore asked travellers to name their new carrier, posting suggestions on their Facebook page. The winner was SCOOT!