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Scoot adds Tokyo, Osaka and Kaohsiung flights in September

Scoot is adding Tokyo via Taipei and Osaka via Kaohsiung to its route network in September, for a total of 18 destinations

Scoot has made some further network announcements for September 2020, adding both Tokyo and Osaka in Japan to its list of passenger destinations. While Tokyo flights will capitalise on the airline’s existing routing through Taipei, the addition of Osaka also means flights between Singapore and Kaohsiung will be added, for three more cities in total compared to the original plan for the month.

Both routes will be operated by 375-seat Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with the low-cost carrier likely capitalising on cargo capacity rather than passenger demand at this stage, while borders in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore remain largely restricted to their own citizens or residents returning.

These new services will supplement SIA’s own three times weekly Tokyo flights and twice weekly Osaka flights, though in both cases those operate nonstop.