Scoot starts its longest route from Singapore to the Greek capital – will operate four times weekly.
- Scoot launched its first route to Europe in the form of a four times weekly service from Singapore (SIN) to Athens (ATH) on 20 June. The 9,038-kilometre route will be flown using the airline’s 787-8s. Scoot’s parent company, Singapore Airlines, served this market with seasonal flights until the end of S15. Until now, Scoot’s longest sector was the 7,355-kilometre route to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Scoot now serves 18 destinations non-stop from Singapore, as well as a further five destinations on a one-stop service. From 25 July Scoot and Tigerair Singapore (another Singapore Airlines subsidiary which began operations in September 2004) will operate under a single brand, Scoot, though the airline’s code will be TR (from Tigerair Singapore) rather than the current Scoot code TZ. The aircraft used on the Athens inaugural was named Mous-Scoot-Ka being inspired by Moussaka, an iconic Greek baked dish. Lee Lik Hsin, CEO, Scoot, said of the launch: “Scoot is currently the only airline and low-cost carrier offering direct flights between Southeast Asia and Greece via a direct flight between Singapore and Athens. With our debut into long-haul operations, Scoot is planning to launch five more new destinations in the next year, including one long-haul destination and four new short- to mid-haul routes. This will open up new travel options for Asian travellers as well as European ones now with the start of our Singapore – Athens service.” See how Athens Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
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