Scoot touches down in Sydney

05 June 2012
Category:Media Releases

• Worldwide inaugural Boeing 777 daily service to Singapore launched from Sydney today

• Will generate $146 million a year for the NSW economy

Scoot’s global inaugural service from Singapore touched down in Sydney this morning, offering great service and fantastic value on fares to a growing network of destinations.


“This is an exciting day for Sydney Airport, with a brand new low cost carrier starting a daily service from Singapore to Sydney today,” said Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather.


“We’ve already seen low cost carriers stimulating markets here and internationally. Scoot’s daily wide-bodied service to Singapore creates a new and exotic low cost long haul market for Sydney.


“Congratulations to the Scoot team for developing a great airline with a truly innovative product. We wish you every success.


“Low-cost carriers on long-haul routes are making it more affordable than ever for Australians to see the world,” Ms Mather said.


“Just a generation ago, long-haul international travel was something that Australians saved long and hard for, and managed only once or maybe twice in their lives.


“Now Australians are regularly travelling on cheap fares to Asia and the rest of the world. “Asia is the major global growth market and it is now affordably on our doorstep.


“It is projected that Scoot’s new daily service will inject about $146 million into the economy every year. It will bring close to 400 passengers to Sydney every day.


“Singapore is a premier Asian, in fact a global, hub and destination. Scoot will not only allow more Australians to holiday in and travel throughout Asia, it provides another launch pad to Europe. Scoot’s unparalleled access to other Asian and global networks through the exciting and cosmopolitan hub of Singapore brings the southeast Asian market even closer to Sydney.


“Customers have demanded a fresh look at long-haul travel and Scoot is delivering on it, with Scootitude.


“Scoot is also offering its ScootBiz product –at a premium economy price.


“It’s no surprise that Scoot chose Sydney as its first destination – the gateway to Australia, with great beaches, a beautiful harbour and fantastic shopping and sport.


“Scoot was the first airline secured for Sydney under our partnership with Destination NSW, and together with Tourism Australia, we will continue to attract new airlines and routes to Sydney.”



Tracy Ong
Manager, Media and Communications

(02) 9667 6470 or 0437 033 479

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