Scoot launched a new route from Singapore to Osaka Kansai via Bangkok Don Mueang on 8 July. Passengers on the second sector received commemorative t-shirts as a memento of being on the inaugural flight. The airline was also promoting the service on social media by creating the hashtag #SCOOTTOOSAKA.
During the aircraft’s time on the ground in Osaka, the airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the gate.
On 9 July, Scoot debuted its services from Osaka to Singapore via Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Services operate thrice-weekly using the carrier’s 787-9s. The inaugural flight was flown by 9V-OJE, an aircraft sporting a special livery celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday. It features the logos of 20 sponsors, the official SG50 logo, a caricature of the iconic Merlion, and caricatures of ‘Scootees’.
- Scoot debuted services on the 8 July from Singapore (SIN) to Osaka Kansai (KIX), a route that will operate via Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) thrice-weekly, and also via Kaohsiung (KHH) thrice-weekly, with the latter launching on 9 July. All services will be flown using the carrier’s 787-9s. Services from Singapore to Osaka will face direct competition from Singapore Airlines, a carrier that currently operates the 4,906-kilometre sector twice-daily. Services from Kaohsiung to Singapore will face direct competition from China Airlines, an airline that flies the 2,947-kilometre city pair twice-weekly. Finally, the sector from Osaka to Kaohsiung will face direct competition from China Airlines (12 times weekly), EVA Airways (7), Peach Aviation (7), and Tigerair Taiwan (7). Although not in direct competition, services on the sector from Bangkok to Osaka face opposition from Japan Airlines and Thai Airways, carriers who fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi from Japan’s second largest metropolitan area. See how Osaka Kansai Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.