Singapore - The Singaporean budget carrier Scoot is expanding its fleet with sixteen Airbus A321neo. The airline converted an existing order for six Airbus A320neo into the larger A321neo. The additional ten aircraft will be acquired from leasing companies.
The deliveries are expected to begin next year. The airline is planning to deploy its A321neos on medium-haul routes no more than six hours flying from Singapore.
The aircraft will have 236 seats, 50 more than in the A320neo. According to Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin, the arrival of the A321neos should contribute to the airline's growth plans.
The Singapore Airlines subsidiary currently operates 28 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including two A320neo. The airline has twenty Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet (10 Boeing 787-8 and 10 Boeing 787-9) for long-haul flights,
In addition to the A321neos, Scoot will also receive 14 Boeing 737-800, which will be transferred from another Singapore Airlines subsidiary SilkAir.