FlyScoot (the long haul low-cost carrier version of Singapore Airlines) has confirmed its plans for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
FlyScoot Boeing 787-9 Rendering – Image via Scoot’s Youtube Channel.
Those of you with an eye to comfort over paying money fares should look away now, as Scoot are planning to put in:
- 35 Premium Economy Seats – configured as 2-3-2
- 340 Economy Seats – Configured as 3-3-3
This gives you a total seat count of 375 seats. Some airlines have trouble putting that in a Boeing 777-300ER.
The seats are (unsurprisingly) Slimline specials… and taking one look at them, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near them.
ScootBiz Seats R- Rendering – Image via Scoot’s Youtube Channel
Scoot Economy Seats Rendering – Image via Scoot’s Youtube Channel
(The Scoot Video has pictures of the seats dancing. I would be too.. to get in and out of those seats)
Scoot currently operates a fleet of ex Singapore Airlines 777-200s (with a brand new configuration inside which is designed for density), and will taking delivery of its 787-9s in November.
If you think the 787-8s are going to be better – think again as Scoot plan to cram in 330 seats aboard this plane. These planes are due in the middle of 2015.
Scoot has a total of 10 787-9s and 10 787-8s on its order, operating its fleet from Singapore to Singapore to Asia and Australia.
Scoot believes that the fuel efficiency will allow the airline to offer attractive fares – where if we’re honest, the fuel savings PLUS the filled density of the plane will be the thing that drives fares down… if there is a downward trend.
And quite frankly, I would pay the extra to fly another airline. There are times when you see a seat density on an aircraft and go “That’s WAAAAAY too tight”
This is one of those times…