A new long-haul budget carrier owned by Singapore Airlines is set for its inaugural flight, hoping to grab a piece of Asia’s burgeoning no-frills travel market.
The flight is scheduled to depart from Singapore Changi Airport at 11.25pm and will arrive in Sydney at 9.20 on Tuesday morning.
And it will be a full flight, with about 400 passengers onboard.
The first flight comes after months of preparation, which saw the aircraft-bought from Singapore Airlines, being refitted.
This meant doing away with more than two tonnes of entertainment equipment to make way for iPads.
Doing so, means a lighter plane where less fuel is used.
Scoot said this has been one way it’s been able to save costs in view of higher fuel prices.