The low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines will continue running limited services in the next two months.
With borders across East and Southeast Asia still closed for the time being, Scoot is facing a long and gradual recovery. The Singaporean low-cost airline plans to operate a reduced schedule to just 20 destinations in October and November, representing less than half of its pre-pandemic route network.
Weekly flights to Tokyo Narita via Taipei were relaunched early this month, with that frequency set to continue through November. Last weekend, Scoot also reinstated regular passenger services between Singapore and Kaohsiung. While the flights carry on to Osaka, transits are not yet allowed in Kaohsiung, meaning that passengers cannot book tickets from Singapore to Osaka and vice versa. The Osaka service will only be available for those starting their journeys from Kaohsiung.
Over in Indonesia, the low-cost carrier is taking over SilkAir’s Singapore–Yogyakarta route on September 29. But this will only be operated on a monthly basis, with the next flight scheduled for October 13. Though Scoot intended to resume services to Palembang and Pekanbaru a few weeks ago, the airline has since pushed back the starting dates to October 13 and 29, respectively; it will also run monthly flights to Semarang from October 21. Passengers flying Scoot from all four Indonesian cities will be able to transit at Changi en route to any destination within the SIA Group network, except for those in Mainland China.
Scoot plans to serve the following cities in October and November:
|China (Mainland)||Guangzhou||1 weekly|
|Tianjin||1 monthly (October), 2 monthly (November)|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||3 weekly|
|1 monthly (October), 2 monthly (November)|
|Pekanbaru||1 monthly (October), 2 monthly (November)|
|Semarang||1 monthly (October)|
|Yogyakarta||1 monthly (October)|
|Japan||Osaka (from Kaohsiung)||1 weekly|
|Kuala Lumpur||1 weekly|
|South Korea||Seoul (via Taipei)||1 weekly|
All Scoot flights to cities or airports not listed above have been cancelled. Customers with bookings made on or before March 15 for now-cancelled flights (scheduled until December 31, 2020) can opt for a full refund via the original method of payment, though Scoot says the process may take up to 14 weeks. The alternative is to convert the ticket into a travel voucher, valid for the next 24 months, with a 20 percent bonus on top of the original value. Those who have reserved their flights through travel agents or third-party booking channels will need to contact the relevant channels for assistance.
For the full flight schedules from Scoot, click here.