Scoot Airlines targets tier-2 Indian cities

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Singapore-based low-cost carrier Scoot is focussing on tier-2 cities to expand its reach in India, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“We are focussing on the tier- 2 cities in India to expand our reach. We will promote weekend travel to Singapore as the travel fare will be cheaper than flying to some of the Indian cities,” Bharath Mahadeven, country head-India for Scoot told reporters here.

According to Mahadevan, Scoot offers a promotional fare of Rs.5,300 to Singapore and Rs.13,500 to Sydney/Melbourne from Chennai.

The airline started operating daily Singapore to Chennai services and three days in a week Singapore to Amritsar services from Tuesday.

Scoot will increase the frequency on Singapore to Amritsar route with an additional Monday service from July.

It will also commence services from Singapore to Jaipur from 2 October 2016.

He said the airline will also target the Korean corporates here for flying to Seoul and other overseas destinations.

“We are targeting 80-85 percent load factor in all the routes we fly,” said Leslie Thng, chief commercial officer, Scoot and Tigerair.

According to him Scoot complements the other three airlines in the Singapore Airlines Group by serving underserved or new destinations.

He said the entire fleet of Scoot consists of Dreamliner 787 and connects 21 destinations in 10 countries.

The airline takes out Tigerair’s Singapore to Chennai daily service.



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