Singapore-based airline, Scoot recently announced its plans to enter the Indian market with flights to Chennai and Amritsar. This will make Scoot the fourth airline from Singapore to establish its presence in India.
This long long-haul, low-cost, wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines will be launching services to Jaipur as well.
“We are going to start flights from May 24 into India. Chennai and Amritsar are both going to be launched the same day. Services to Jaipur will be launched from October 2,” Bharati Mahadevan, Country Head of Scoot, said.
“We are a very young airline, just four years old, but have always been interested in the Indian market. Last year, when aircraft deliveries started coming in, we have been eying Indian market. We started the ground work early last year to commence operations here,” he said.
While Chennai will be served with a daily flight, services to Amritsar and Jaipur will operate three times a week. Chennai and Jaipur will be served by the 335-seater 787-800 aircraft, and flights to Amritsar will be operated with a 375-seater 787-900.
CEO Campbell Wilson said, “Scoot is excited to bring our proposition of value travel and service to guests in India – who will soon be able to fly to amazing destinations in our network through the Singapore hub.”
“Our launch in Chennai will complement the SIA Group’s existing services, while Scoot’s new services to Amritsar and Jaipur will bring travellers to the magnificent Golden Temple and the stunning Pink City, enabling guests in Scoot’s network to discover India’s mystique and allure,” he added.
The carrier plans to boost its services to Amritsar and Jaipur to four times a week from July 1 and October 28 respectively.