Scoot Reveals Dreamliner Details

Singapore-based low cost carrier Scoot has revealed details of its upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, ahead of the delivery of its first jet later this year and a shift to an all-Boeing 787 fleet by the middle of 2015 to take advantage of its improved fuel efficiency. The airline will fly 10 B787-8s and 10 B787-9s originally ordered by parent Singapore Airlines, allowing it to retire its existing fleet of 6 Boeing 777-200ERs.


When Scoot’s first B787-9 arrives in November 2014, it will feature a 2-class configuration with 35 all-leather ScootBiz seats in a 2-3-2 layout and 340 Economy class seats set 3-3-3 across. The former will have an extendable leg-rest and a “cradle” recline position, with electrical power outlets and USB connectivity, while the latter is of a slimline design for better comfort and adjustable headrests in the case of the extra-legroom Stretch and child-free Scoot in Silence rows. All seats will benefit from the airline’s onboard internet and streaming-based entertainment system.


Scoot will receive the larger version of the Dreamliner until the middle of 2015, becoming only the second airline in the world after Air New Zealand to fly the type. Amongst the first destinations for the jets will be popular points in Australia, Japan and Taiwan, including Sydney, Gold Coast, Tokyo and Taipei. The low cost carrier will also be looking to use the B787s to launch new routes, where economics do not favour the less fuel-efficient B777s.


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