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Scoot expands to 8 routes in July 2020

Scoot adds Surabaya and Taipei to its network in July, continuing its slow and steady capacity increase despite strict travel restrictions

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Back in May 2020, while flying what was probably its thinnest schedule ever, low-cost carrier Scoot became the first airline in the SIA Group to confirm the good news that it was planning to ramp up services. The budget carrier confirmed an increase from two to six cities starting the following month, also returning some of its Airbus A320s to regular passenger service.

Today Scoot has confirmed it will again scale up passenger flying in July 2020, reintroducing two more routes to the passenger network for a total of eight destinations.

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Where is new?

From July 2020 two additional cities join the existing six on the Scoot network:

  • Surabaya in Indonesia
  • Taipei in Taiwan

Surabaya will be served using the Airbus A320, while the Taipei route will be operated by the Boeing 787-9.

Six passenger routes already being operated will continue, to and from:

  • Guangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • Ipoh
  • Kuching
  • Penang
  • Perth
TR Routemap July v2
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The schedule

The new flight schedule is as follows, running from 1st – 31st July 2020.

Guangzhou
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CAN
TR100
789
CAN ➔ SIN
TR101
789
Hong Kong
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ HKG
TR980
789
HKG ➔ SIN
TR981
789
Ipoh
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ IPH
TR480
320
IPH ➔ SIN
TR481
320
Kuching
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KCH
TR430
  320
KCH ➔ SIN
TR431
  320
SIN ➔ KCH
TR434
320
KCH ➔ SIN
TR435
320

Note: Sunday service to Kuching reverts to TR430/431 from 19th July 2020.

Penang
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PEN
TR426
320
PEN ➔ SIN
TR427
320
Perth
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PER
TR8
789
PER ➔ SIN
TR9
789
SIN ➔ PER
TR16
789
PER ➔ SIN
TR17
789
Surabaya
(from 17th July)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ SUB
TR262
320
SUB ➔ SIN
TR263
320
Taipei
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ TPE
TR996
789
TPE ➔ SIN
TR997
789

With Surabaya being the last route to join the fold from mid-July 2020, a total of 30 weekly passenger flights will be operated. That doesn’t come close to the 1,080 weekly flights Scoot was operating in July 2019, however a marginally increased schedule with two more cities on the roster is a step in the right direction from the original low point of 12 weekly passenger flights in both April and May 2020.

TR Graph Jan-Jul
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In total during July 128 Scoot passenger flights are scheduled, a 60% increase on the 80 operated or planned in June 2020.

The airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft are also continuing to fly cargo-only services to cities including Nanjing and Wuhan, with some cargo-only Airbus A320 flights also operating.

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