Bharath Mahadevan, Country Head India, Scoot and Leslie Thng, CCO, Scoot and Tigerair celebrate the start of Scoot services from Chennai to Singapore. Scoot is replacing Tigerair Singapore on the route, which is also served by three Indian carriers as well as Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.
- Scoot launched not one, but two new routes to India on 24 May from its Singapore (SIN) hub. The thrice-weekly service on the 4,554-kilometre route to Amritsar (ATQ) faces no direct competition, but the daily service on the 2,923-kilometre route to Chennai (MAA) is also served by Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and Singapore Airlines (all daily) and SilkAir (four weekly flights). Scoot replaces Tigerair Singapore on the Chennai route. The airline’s 787s will be used to operate both routes. Leslie Thng, CCO, Scoot and Tigerair, said: “India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. Scoot is excited to present exceptional value, an empowering selection of customization options, including in-flight connectivity and in-seat power, as well as service with Scootitude to travellers flying into and out of India. Guests from India can now fly to amazing destinations in our Asia-Pacific network through the Singapore hub, as well as onward with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Tigerair in the SIA Group portfolio.” Scoot’s fleet currently comprises 11 787s, five 335-seat -800s and six 375-seat -900s, according to ch-aviation.