Scoot new 787-9 delivery flight photographed on approach at Singapore Changi.

Scoot new 787-9 delivery flight photographed on approach at Singapore Changi.

Scoot Pte Ltd, the Singapore-based long-haul, low-cost carrier, took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on February 2nd 2015.  The arrival of the new 787-9  will allow the carrier, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines to begin a slow phase- out process of the 6 Boeing 777-200 it had acquired from the parent company since beginning operations in 2012. The new 787-9 which is likely to begin fleet service on February 5th on the Singapore-Perth route is the first of 10 787-9 aircraft ordered along with another 10 shorter 787-8 from Boeing initially for Singapore Airlines in 2012. Operating the state of the art 787 on Asia-Pacific long haul routes form Singapore to destinations such as Taipei, Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Tianjing, Shenyang, Qingdao, Nanjing, Seoul, Hong Kong will give the airlines tremendous growth opportunity, delivering value to travelers and establishing its brand. The 787, by virtue of its unrivaled comfort and operating economics (20% reduction in emission and fuel cost) is well suited for replacing the 777-200 which were all originally acquired in the 90’s by Singapore Airlines as 777-200ER.

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