A Singaporean low-cost airline owned by Singapore Airlines, Scoot will also be transferring some of its services to existing destinations served by SIA and SilkAir.
The changes are expected to take place between April 2019, and the second half of 2020. They are subject to regulatory approvals, and planned as follows:
From SilkAir to Scoot:
- Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, in April 2019,
- Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam in India, between May 2019 and October 2019,
- Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan in China, between May 2019 and June 2019,
- Chiang Mai in Thailand, in October 2019,
- Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, in December 2019,
- Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, between May 2020, and July 2020.
From Scoot to SIA (both are existing SIA destinations):
- Bengaluru and Chennai in India, in May 2019 and May 2020.
From Scoot to SilkAir (both are existing SilkAir destinations):
- Shenzhen in China, from June 2019,
- Kochi in India, from October 2019.
In addition, SilkAir will be converting its Mandalay route to a seasonal service. Existing services will end in March 2019, and will resume in November 2019, continuing until January 2020. Scoot will meanwhile be suspending services to Honolulu with effect from June 2019, as a result of weak demand.
Dates are indicative as a result of required regulatory approvals. Customers with existing bookings will be provided the option to switch to the new Scoot, SIA or SilkAir flights where possible, or be provided refunds.
SIA announced in May that its regional wing SilkAir is to undergo a significant investment program to upgrade its cabin products. Meanwhile Scoot’s fleet will be expanded with the transfer of 14 Boeing 737-800s from SilkAir, while SilkAir will take delivery of new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Asian Aviation is the official representative of Singapore Airlines in Greece, Cyprus and Albania.