Scoot Air to fly to USA by June 2018

Scoot Air, the long-haul low-cost carrier owned by Singapore Airlines (SQ), just completed their merger with the short-haul LCC TigerAir, also owned by SQ. To celebrate the occasion, they announced 5 new routes, including flights to Honolulu, Hawaii! They will also start serving Harbin, Kuantan, Palembang and Kuching!

Scoot Air was built from scratch and is flying brand-new Boeing B787 on their medium- and long-haul routes, that will also serve Honolulu. Based on earlier announcements, they are likely to fly there with a stop in Osaka, Japan, which makes it less interesting to US based or bound travelers. 

Scoot offers an economy product comparable to other LCC with a 3-3-3 layout and a 31in pitch. The B787 also have an adults-only “quiet zone” with the same seats and layout, but an increased 34-36in legroom. For even more comfort, there is a Premium Economy cabin (confusingly called “ScootBiz”) in a 2-3-2 layout and with a 38in pitch. I have flown Scoot in Premium Economy and liked it. Those two cabins will be especially interesting on longer routes! 

B787-900 seatmap according to Seatguru

Flights are not available to book, so we’ll have to wait for the exact start dates, flight schedules and pricing to be completed!
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