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Scoot cuts seven routes and 20% of flights in December

The recovery stalls for low-cost carrier Scoot, with flight schedules and network plans slashed in December.
Note: Scoot has now announced its expanded flight schedule for December 2020 and January 2021, with a significant increase in flights offered.

Scoot has announced its December 2020 flying schedule and it’s bad news for the low-cost carrier. Previously making progressive increases to its flight frequencies and destination map over the last seven months, the SIA subsidiary has cut seven cities from its network completely, including a failed restart on the Sydney route and a complete withdrawal from Perth.

The airline will operate 136 passenger flights in December 2020, 20% less than the 171 planned for November 2020, representing the lowest monthly activity level by flight volumes across the three SIA Group airlines.


Where is ending?

Scoot will withdraw planned services from the following cities in November 2020 or by early December 2020:

  • Clark (final flight on 9th November)
  • Kaohsiung (final flight on 7th November)
  • Kuala Lumpur (final flight on 16th November)
  • Manila (final flight on 3rd December)
  • Osaka (final flight on 7th November)
  • Perth (final flight on 4th December, having served the city continuously during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Sydney (planned restart on 2nd November never materialised)

The revised route map for December 2020 will include the following 12 cities once the routes listed above have ceased.

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This represents a big withdrawal from Australia for the airline, with three times weekly Perth flights ending and the planned weekly Sydney service from 2nd November never getting off the ground for some reason.

Scoot will continue to serve Melbourne once per week, a service it reinstated from 1st November 2020, through these are cargo-only flights in one direction until later this month.