Singapore's Scoot receives its first A320neo


Singapore - Singapore's low-cost airline Scoot has received the first of the 39 Airbus A320neo on order with the European aircraft manufacturer.

On October 6, Singapore Airlines' Changi-based low-cost subsidiary took possession of its first A320neo. Equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines and configured to accommodate 186 passengers, the single-aisle registered 9V-TN is the first of the 39 (plus 11 options) aircraft from the order book of sister company Tiger Air, which has been placed in 2014 before the merger with Scoot in 2016.

The A320neo arrived at Changi International Airport via Dubai after a 14 hours flight. The aircraft will make its commercial debut on October 29 between Singapore and Bangkok.

Apart from the new A320 neo, Singapore's budget carrier currently has 25 A320 and two A319 in its Airbus fleet taken over from Tiger Air.

Founded in 2012 as a long-haul low-cost airline the airline operates ten Boeing 787-8 and eight 787-9 Dreamliner on its long-haul network.

Recall that Scoot will also take over the Boeing 737s (17, -800 and five MAX 8) from another Singapore Airlines subsidiary Silk Air. The merger of the two companies is scheduled for 2020.