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!
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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