SCOOT TO EXPAND INDIA OPERATIONS WITH THREE NEW DESTINATIONS - COIMBATORE, TRIVANDRUM AND VISAK
New Delhi, 17 January 2019 – Continuing with its massive expansion plans, Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, plans to strengthen its presence in India with the addition of three new cities, namely Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam. The new routes are due to be transferred over from sister airline, SilkAir, and Scoot will be the only airline operating direct non-stop flights from Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam to Singapore.
Flights from Trivandrum to Singapore will commence as soon as 7 May 2019, and flights from Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam will start from 27 October 2019, all subject to regulatory approval. In India, Scoot already operates seven existing routes from Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow, and Tiruchirappalli.
To commemorate the new routes, Scoot has introduced a major limited-time sale on flights from all its India points - including Trivandrum, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam - starting from 14 – 28 January 2019 on www.FlyScoot.com website. One-way promotional fares (inclusive of tax) begin from as low as INR 4,500 for Economy FLY, for trips to 27 exciting cities in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam via Singapore.
In 2018, Scoot had appointed Johanes Ong, General Manager India, to oversee and expand its business operations in India. The company has also appointed a General Sales Agent, Elements Aviation, since 2015. Mr Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Scoot said, “With three new cities, India is a big part of our growth in Asia this year. As we ramp up our operations in the region and establish a local team to help support our long-term objectives, customers can look forward to more affordable fares and innovative offerings from us.”
Scoot is known worldwide for its low-cost prices and innovative products to help travellers get more bang for their buck, such as complimentary data roaming cards and exclusive deals via its member portal Scoot Insider.