Scoot launches first route to China; now flies to Tianjin from Singapore
Singapore Airlines’ long-haul low-cost offshoot Scoot has added China to its network by launching flights between Singapore (SIN) and Tianjin (TSN) near Beijing on 23 August – notably Chinese Valentine’s Day. The Chinese city thereby becomes Scoot’s fourth destination after Sydney, Gold Coast and Bangkok. The new route is scheduled to operate four times weekly with the airline’s 402-seat 777-200 aircraft. Notably, fellow Southeast Asian long-haul LCC AirAsia X, whose footsteps Scoot to some extent follows, recently moved its Tianjin service to Beijing. Indirect competition between Singapore and Beijing comes from Singapore Airlines’ 28, Air China’s 12 and Jetstar’s four flights a week.