The celebrations were in full swing at Berlin Tegel to mark the inaugural Scoot flight to Singapore on 20 June. Along with a route launch cake there was a ceremonial ribbon cutting which was performed (starting from third from left) by Laurence Bay, Ambassador for Singapore in Germany; Vinod Kannan, CCO, Scoot; Thomas Kohr, Head of Aviation Marketing at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg; Jana Friedrich, Senior Manager Key Account & Business Development, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg; and Burkhard Kieker, CEO visitBerlin.
- Scoot introduced flights from Singapore (SIN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) on 20 June. The 9,930-kilometre sector will be operated four times per week using the LCC’s 787-8s and there is no direct competition. Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s CEO, said: “With the addition of Berlin just a year after we successfully launched Athens, and then Honolulu, Scoot’s low-cost long-haul network continues to grow at a steady pace. Vibrant, creative and steeped in history, we are confident that the city of Berlin will appeal to any market or demographic, and open a new and exciting part of the continent for travellers.” Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Management Board Chairman of Berlin Brandenburg Airport said: “The new link is a major advance for the connectivity of the capital region. Changi Airport in Singapore is the principal Asian hub. Destinations in Asia and Australia are now easier to reach from Berlin.” This is Scoot’s third long-haul route and its second destination in Europe. See how Berlin Tegel Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.