The first aircraft, named “Wings of Change”, will be delivered in the last quarter of 2020 and will be used on the company’s six-hour routes, serving its medium-haul markets.
According to an announcement, the new fleet will enable Scoot to meet its double-digit growth plan by the end of financial year 2020/2021.
The A321neos, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, will be delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line. The single-aisle aircraft will be fitted with 236 seats, 50 more than that of the A320neo.
With the A321neo’s enhanced sharklets, fuel-efficient engines and latest cabin innovations in the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, there is an expected fuel cost savings of 12 percent as compared to the A320neos and 20 percent as compared to the A320ceos.
On the environmental front, there is an expected 50 percent reduction in noise footprint and nitrogen oxide emissions as well as a reduction of 5,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide per year per aircraft.
Scoot has a fleet of 20 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft. The airline has three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order.
The airline’s network presently encompasses 67 destinations across 17 countries and territories, with 9 more destinations from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia to join the network by the second half of 2020.
Scoot is the only carrier to link Singapore directly to Athens – its first European destination and the company’s first long-distance flight. The airline in June celebrated the route’s two-year anniversary with an event at Athens International Airport (AIA).
Asian Aviation is the general sales agent for Singapore Airlines and Scoot in Greece and Cyprus.