Scoot took over the operation of the Singapore to Palembang route from its sister airline SilkAir on 23 November. The LCC will operate the 476-kilometre sector four times per week and faces competition from Jetstar Asia. Passengers on the inaugural flight were greeted by Scoot’s CCO Vinod Kannan (blue hat) and enjoyed in-flight games with prizes.
- Scoot commenced operations on a new route from Singapore (SIN) to Palembang (PLM) in South Sumatra on 23 November. The 476-kilometre link, was transferred from SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, and will operate four times weekly on its A320 fleet. The Singaporian LCC now flies to four destinations in Indonesia, since it also serves Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar. “Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia and the second largest in Sumatra,” says Vinod Kannan, CCO of Scoot. “Known as the Venice of the East, it is a city rich in history and heritage, and has become and up-and-coming tourist destination. As we take over from our sister airline SilkAir, we are excited to bring exceptional value and our unique ‘Scootitude’ to Palembang.” Scoot will face direct competition on the Singapore-Palembang sector from Jetstar Asia. See how Palembang Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.