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Scoot adds Clark as its 12th route in August

Scoot will reintroduce its 12th passenger route next week, with flights to Clark in the Philippines

Scoot A320 TPE

SIA’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot has made a last-minute addition to its passenger flight schedules from next week, with Clark in the Philippines rejoining its network. It will be the first time the airline has operated regular passenger flights to and from the city since mid-March 2020.

Flights will operate once weekly using Airbus A320 aircraft on Mondays, commencing on 3rd August 2020. Scoot will become the only airline operating direct flights between Singapore and Clark since limited COVID-19 schedules came into force several months ago.

CRK

Clark also marks the first Philippines destination to be restarted by the carrier, with flights to and from Manila currently being operated by Singapore Airlines and Jetstar Asia.

The schedule

Once a daily service, Scoot’s Clark route will initially operate only on Mondays.

Clark
(from 3 August)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CRK
TR386
320
CRK ➔ SIN
TR387
320

Flights depart Changi at 9.15am, landing into Clark at 1pm. On the return service, departure from Clark is at 2.00pm with arrival back in Singapore at 5.35pm.

These Monday flights are now bookable at flyscoot.com.

Where else is Scoot flying?

Clark is the 12th passenger route for Scoot since schedules were cut in April 2020, joining 11 other cities on the network for the month of August 2020 as recently announced by the airline.

TR Routemap August v2
(click to enlarge)

Despite the increased route network with Clark flights joining the fold, Scoot has dialled back on its original plans to serve some Malaysian cities twice weekly during the month, continuing to serve these cities once weekly instead.

  • Kuala Lumpur (2/wk ➔ 1/wk)
  • Ipoh (2/wk ➔ 1/wk)
  • Kuching (2/wk ➔ 1/wk)
  • Penang (2/wk ➔ 1/wk)

It seems impossible for the airline to gain approval for more than a single weekly service on these routes at the moment, since whenever they propose such a schedule it then gets cancelled.

Apart from Clark, here’s how the latest schedule looks for the other 11 routes on Scoot’s passenger network during August 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
Kuala Lumpur
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KUL
TR466
32N
KUL ➔ SIN
TR467
32N
Kuching
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ KCH
TR430
320
KCH ➔ SIN
TR431
320
Nanjing
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ NKG
TR180
789
NKG ➔ SIN
TR181
789
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
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ SUB
TR262
320
SUB ➔ SIN
TR263
320
Taipei
(until 9 August)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ TPE
TR996
789
TPE ➔ SIN
TR997
789
Taipei / Seoul
(from 16 August)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ TPE
TR880
789
TPE ➔ ICN
TR880
789
ICN ➔ TPE
TR881
789
TPE ➔ SIN
TR881
789

You may also notice that Scoot has altered the Seoul extension to its Taipei schedule slightly.

This new service, which takes effect from 16th August 2020, will now see the aircraft and crew remain on the ground in Seoul for 15 hours before departing back for Singapore via Taipei in the morning on the following calendar day, shifting the operating days of TR881 by one day (now Mondays and Saturdays).

  Flight totals

Even with the additional 10 Clark flights now planned for August 2020, the total number of Scoot passenger services will now be 140 during the month, down from the 154 planned previously, due to the trimmed schedule to and from four Malaysian cities.

TR Graph Jan-Aug v2
(click to enlarge)

This still represents a 35% increase on the 104 flights operated in July 2020. Flight schedules are subject to change due to regulatory reasons.

Here’s how Scoot’s weekly passenger seat capacity has increased since the first skeleton schedule to two cities was adopted in early April 2020, based on the last two weeks of August when the ‘Seoul extension’ has commenced.

TR Pax Cap Apr-Aug v2
(click to enlarge)

As you can see August 2020 is the busiest month yet since schedules were cut, despite overall capacity when measured by flight volumes standing at just 2.5% of normal levels.

“Scoot will continue to adjust our network in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Scoot

For the latest Scoot flight schedules, check here:

  Scoot COVID-19 Flight Schedules

Summary

Scoot is restarting flights to and from Clark from 3rd August 2020, marking its 12th destination on the passenger network following significant schedule reductions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Unfortunately these 10 additional services are outweighed by the loss of 24 flights on the carrier’s four Malaysia routes, which will now not increase to twice weekly operation during August 2020 as originally planned.

There have also been some operating day / timing changes on the airline’s new Taipei – Seoul flights.

Scoot should announce its flying programme for September 2020 in mid-August.

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