Scoot to Launch with Singapore-Sydney on June 26

Singapore Airlines’ new budget carrier, Scoot, is set to start a daily service between Singapore and Sydney on June 26. It will also launch a five-times-weekly service between Singapore and Gold Coast on June 27. Both flights will employ Boeing 777-200 aircraft and offer business and economy class. Ticket sales start today.

To mark the occasion, Scoot is offering one-way promo fares of about US$70 for Singapore to either destination, or about US$91 the other way. The promo fares include taxes and surcharges but not meals, luggage allowance, or seat selection.

Outside of the promotion, Scoot has promised fares that are about 40 percent lower than those offered by full-service airlines.

The flight from Singapore to Sydney will leave at 2:10 a.m. and arrive at 11:40 a.m. On the return leg, flights will depart the harbor city at 12:50 p.m. and arrive at 7 p.m.

The Singapore-Gold Coast service will leave Singapore at 10:25 p.m., reaching Gold Coast at 7.50 a.m., before departing again at 9 a.m. and touching down in Singapore at 3 p.m.

Operating independently from Singapore Airlines, Scoot will start out with four Boeing 777-200 aircraft purchased from its parent company. It’s expected to acquire 10 more planes by 2016 and expand into China, India, Africa, and the Middle East over the coming years.

Step one: Paint some airplanes. That, the company assures us, will happen in the next few months. In the meantime they’ve supplied us with the lovely illustration above.

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