Scoot revives AusSingapore travel

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first_imgLow-cost carrier Scoot has invigorated travel between Singapore and Australia and plans to boost services upon delivery of new aircraft at the end of 2014.Sydney Airport statistics showed Scoot passengers were spending about AU$2500 each while in Australia and contributing almost AU$160 million to the NSW economy, The Australian reported.“In the 12 months before we started flying, the arrivals from Singapore into Sydney were pretty flat, they were about 0.4 percent down year-on-year,” Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson said. “In the six months since we started flying, so July through December 2012, they increased by 32 percent.”A good proportion of these new travellers were young people.“It was perceived to be too far and too expensive but now with the lower price point they’ll go for four days or they’ll go for a friend’s honeymoon or wedding or stag-do or something,” Mr Wilson said.Scoot currently services the Singapore-Sydney and Singapore-Coolangatta route with Boeing 777’s but eventually plan to explore other Australian cities once the airline begins receiving new aircraft.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Scoot strengthens link between Singapore and Australia.last_img

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