Scoot to expand India operations with three new destinations

Continuing with its massive expansion plans, Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, plans to strengthen its presence in India with the addition of three new cities, namely Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam. The new routes are due to be transferred over from sister airline, SilkAir, and Scoot will be the only airline operating direct non-stop flights from Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam to Singapore.

Flights from Trivandrum to Singapore will commence from May 7, 2019, and flights from Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam will start from October 27, 2019, all subject to regulatory approval. In India, Scoot already operates seven existing routes from Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow and Tiruchirappalli.

In 2018, Scoot had appointed Johanes Ong, General Manager India, to oversee and expand its business operations in India. The company has also appointed a General Sales Agent, Elements Aviation, since 2015.

Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Scoot said, “With three new cities, India is a big part of our growth in Asia this year. As we ramp up our operations in the region and establish a local team to help support our long-term objectives, customers can look forward to more affordable fares and innovative offerings from us.”