Scoot has confirmed it’s operations for its next European destination – and it will be Berlin where the yellow and white Boeing Dreamliners will head next.
The airline has now filed a timetable (the route was originally announced in December), with a frequency and destination of Berlin Tegel set.
The route is due to start on the 20th June 2018, with a four-times a week operation between Singapore Changi and Berlin Tegel. The specifics are as below:
TR734 DEPART SIN 00:20 ARRIVE TXL 07:25 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays TR735 DEPART TXL 09:25 ARRIVE SIN 03:35+1 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays Commences: 20th June 2018 (subject to government approval) Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Data: Routes Online
Scoot will utilise a 2 class Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route. These are configured with
- 21 ScootBiz seats, in a 2-3-2 configuration
- 33 Scoot in Silence extra legroom seats, in a 3-3-3 configuration
- 281 Economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.
Checking the Scoot site – tickets are on sale for the route – currently pricing at S$339 (Approx €211,/£188/US$255) each way.
Scoot’s expansion into Europe has been slow and deliberate – targeting markets its parent Singapore Airlines aren’t flying to, and trying out routes that “different” to say the least. It’s an interesting strategy for the airline as it continues to break new ground in Europe.
It’ll be interesting to see where Scoot go next, and if further destinations in Europe are being considered. Currently, Norwegian Air Shuttle utilises London to Singapore a Boeing 787 between the cities – so Scoot could fly its 787s to more European cities.
The question of course would be if it’s cost-effective to, and can they make money off it – and that of course is the big question when setting up any new route.
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