Scoot Welcomes First Dreamliner

Low cost carrier Scoot has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Named ‘Dream Start’ and bearing the registration 9V-OJA, the aircraft landed at Singapore Changi International Airport this morning, following a delivery flight from the Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington via Osaka and was welcomed with a customary water cannon salute.


375 Seats Across 2 Cabin Classes

The aircraft, a larger B787-9 variant, is configured in a 2-class layout with 35 seats in the ScootBiz premium cabin and 340 seats in Economy Class.


The former is laid out 2-3-2 across the cabin and offers a leather-upholstered seat with 38-inch pitch and a width of 24 inches, with the tray table located within the armrest. Each seat also features an adjustable headrest and its own power outlet, making it on-par with the premium economy offering of several legacy airlines (although it lacked a USB connectivity port that is becoming increasingly common onboard jets).


The Economy Class seating adopts a 3-3-3 layout and a seat pitch of between 31 to 34 inches. As with the older B777 product, each aircraft will be fitted with the airline’s “Super” and “Stretch” seats, identified by its adjustable headrests and a yellow pattern design on the blue fabric. A section will also be dedicated to the adult-only “Scoot-in-Silence” quiet cabin.


Streaming Inflight Entertainment and Satellite Wi-Fi

Inflight entertainment on the Scoot Dreamliners will be a streaming-based system, where passengers view content on their own mobile devices or an iPad rented from the airline. The service is complimentary for ScootBiz passengers and available as an add-on purchase in Economy Class.


Chargeable for all passengers is the jets’ satellite Wi-Fi service. 3 different price plans are available. A 1-hour pass costs USD11.95, while a 3-hour plan is priced at USD16.95. Passengers flying long-haul have the option of a 24-hour package for USD21.95, which can be utilized on connecting Scoot flights with the service.


Perth, Hong Kong First Dreamliner Destinations

Scoot’s B787 will make its inaugural revenue flight to Perth on 5 February 2015, with the jet rostered to fly to Hong Kong the next day. The airline is looking to quickly roll out the type, with Dreamliners replacing the B777 on Australian services as more aircraft are delivered, followed by destinations in North Asia. It has a further 19 aircraft on-order, comprising 9 B787-9s and 10 smaller B787-8s, to be delivered by 2017.


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