Scoot announces new Southeast Asia routes with E190-E2 jets


Singapore’s low-cost carrier Scoot has unveiled the first six Southeast Asian destinations that will be served by its newly acquired Embraer E190-E2 jets.

The airline is set to receive its first E190-E2 aircraft, nicknamed “Explorer 3.0,” in April 2024, with the inaugural flight to Krabi, Thailand planned for May 7, 2024.

The new E190-E2s will allow Scoot to launch flights to the new destinations of Koh Samui, Thailand and Sibu, Malaysia. It will also increase frequencies on existing routes to Hat Yai, Kuantan, Krabi, and Miri in Malaysia and Thailand.

Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

We are delighted to unveil the first six destinations to be helmed by our new Embraer E190-E2s to cities in Malaysia and Thailand, including two exciting new additions to our network. This marks a new chapter of growth for Scoot and the SIA Group, and a significant step in strengthening our presence and connectivity in the region.

The inaugural flight to the new destination Koh Samui will commence on May 13, 2024, with daily services. Frequency will be increased to twice daily from early June. Scoot will also launch thrice-weekly flights to Sibu starting June 5, 2024.

By June 2024, Scoot expects to operate 103 weekly flights to Malaysia and 92 weekly flights to Thailand, utilizing both its existing fleet and the new E190-E2 aircraft.

Thng added:

Our fleet expansion reflects our confidence that the demand for air travel will continue to grow within this region. We will continue to seek new opportunities and push boundaries, so as to connect our customers to even more destinations at the same great value in the future.

The addition of Koh Samui and Sibu will bring Scoot’s total network to 69 destinations, further enhancing the airline’s regional connectivity and reinforcing Singapore’s position as a aviation hub.

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