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Scoot to operate 15 routes in September 2020, adding 3 Indonesian cities

Scoot will extend its passenger network to 15 cities next month, with Palembang, Pekanbaru and Yogyakarta joining the list

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Low cost carrier Scoot has announced its September 2020 passenger flight schedule, adding three cities in Indonesia for a total of 15 destinations, its largest network since flights were cut to a skeleton schedule of just two cities back in April 2020.

Seoul flights via Taipei will see a cut however, from two services per week in August (Fridays and Sundays) to a single weekly service on Fridays.

Services to Tianjin, initially loaded as fortnightly flights the first of which has already been completed, have also been removed from the schedules.

In total the airline will operate 144 flights during the month, with these new cities in Indonesia giving the carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet a small ramp-up in activity but with some Boeing 787 services reduced.

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Where is new?

From September 2020 three additional cities join the existing 12 on the Scoot network:

  • Palembang
  • Pekanbaru
  • Yogyakarta (YIA)

This will be the first time Scoot (or any Singapore carrier for that matter) has operated to the new Yogyakarta International Airport, which opened in March 2020 replacing the Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG).

New Terminal YIA (Hunter Douglas)
Scoot will inaugurate flights from Singapore to the new Yogyakarta International Airport in September 2020. (Photo: Hunter Douglas Architectural)

All three of these newly added Indonesian routes will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

They will join these existing 12 Scoot passenger routes, which are already being operated as of August 2020:

  • Clark
  • Guangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • Ipoh
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuching
  • Nanjing
  • Penang
  • Perth
  • Seoul
  • Surabaya
  • Taipei
  • Tianjin (ended)

TR Routemap Sep v2

The schedule

The new flight schedule is as follows, running from 1st – 30th September 2020.

  Newly added this month

Clark
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ CRK
TR386
320
CRK ➔ SIN
TR387
320
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
TR452
32N
KUL ➔ SIN
TR453
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
Palembang
(from 8 Sep)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PLM
TR250
320
PLM ➔ SIN
TR251
320
Pekanbaru
(from 17 Sep)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ PKU
TR252
320
PKU ➔ SIN
TR253
320
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 / Seoul
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
Yogyakarta
(from 29 Sep)
Days Acft
M T W T F S S
SIN ➔ YIA
TR212
320
YIA ➔ SIN
TR213
320

Scoot maintains fifth freedom rights on its once weekly flight between Taipei and Seoul, so it is possible to book flights between these two cities in isolation as well as on the Singapore – Taipei and Singapore – Seoul routings.

TR ICN
It’s possible to book Scoot’s TPE – ICN – TPE flights in isolation
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Transit permissions

All Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot passengers originating at any city on the network can now transit through Changi Airport en-route to their final destination provided they are flying with and SIA Group airline, with the exception of cities in the Philippines and the USA.

That means Scoot’s passengers starting their journey in Clark are the only ones excluded from the transit approval.

The three new Indonesian destinations added in September 2020 haven’t made it on to the transit approval list yet, however this should occur soon as our understanding is that the permissions themselves are country-based, not assessed city-by-city.

Before these flights commence, you should see them added to the list.

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  Flight totals

Once Yogyakarta joins the network in the last week of September, a total of 38 weekly Scoot passenger flights will be operated.

That doesn’t come close to the 1,200 weekly flights Scoot had originally planned for the month, however a marginally increased schedule with three more cities on the roster continues to be 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-Sep v3

In total during September 144 Scoot passenger flights are scheduled, the same as the total operated in August 2020.

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

The full Scoot passenger flight schedule for August and September 2020, which is subject to occasional updates, is available here.

  Scoot Aug – Sep Flight Schedules

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 week of September when the Yogyakarta route has commenced.