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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Scoot Spreads Its Wings to Europe



Asia Pacific's Best Low Cost Airline will fly the spacious 787 Dreamliner on its longest non-stop flight from Singapore to Athens– transforming the guest experience in low-cost, long-haul travel  

August 16, 2016 - Get your Greek on and prepare to get outta' here for a value-packed dream vacation as Scoot gears up to launch its first destination in Europe – Athens, the picture-perfect capital city of Greece!

Scheduled to commence on 20 June 2017, the new service between Singapore and Athens marks Scoot's first long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as the longest flight operated by a low-cost carrier (LCC) with flight distance exceeding 10,000km

The commencement of Scoot's services to Europe is part of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group's strategic move to stimulate passenger traffic between Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as to boost connectivity through the Singapore hub.

Budget-conscious travellers will soon be able to Scoot to Greece at pocket-friendly airfares, immersing in the rich history and culture Athens has to offer. Take a trip back to ancient Greece with visits to the famed Acropolis of Athens and the legendary Temple of Apollo in Delphi, before hopping over to the many picturesque Greek islands including Mykonos and Santorini for a dose of idyllic romance. Travellers can also connect onward from Greece to other alluring cities in Europe for an extended pan-Europe vacation.

Mr Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH), said, "Guests have requested us to fly to Europe for a while, and Scoot is excited to finally oblige! Scoot has devoted much thought to configuring our cabin product and services to elevate and transform the low-cost travel experience, enabled by our world-first all-787 Dreamlliner fleet, and this has positioned us well to mount our first ever long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe."

Scoot guests are empowered to choose from an extensive range of cabin products and services available for purchase to customise their travels.

In Economy, take your pick from Standard or Stretch seats ranging from 30" to 34" seat pitch; for guests keen on a peaceful journey, while the ScootinSilence Economy child-free zone offers a quiet travel environment for better rest so you arrive in Athens all raring to go.

What's more, there is a wide selection of drinks, snacks, light meals and hot meals for those who need to satiate the palate during the flight.

Get bored easily on long flights? Scoot's inflight Wi-Fi plans and in-seat power will provide endless entertainment options and opportunities to keep in touch with loved ones during flights, or you can stream an extensive range of movies and TV series to your own devices with our ScooTV inflight streaming entertainment.

Those seeking greater comfort and more frills may opt for ScootBiz, which features an all-leather seat with 38" seat pitch and adjustable leg rest, along with bundled meals, drinks, in-seat power, ScootTV inflight streaming entertainment and 30kg check-in baggage.

Scoot's new Singapore-Athens route will be serviced by new and spacious Boeing 787-8Dreamliners that are fitted with eight crew bunks and a total of 329 seats, including 18 in ScootBiz.

To commemorate its foray into Europe, Scoot is offering attractive one-way Economy FLY fares to and from Perth to Athens starting from $369, FlyBag starting from $461, FlyBagEat starting from $526 and $1099 for ScootBiz, inclusive of taxes. Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast FLY fares to and from Athens starting from $419, FlyBag starting from $513, FlyBagEat starting from $578 and $1199 for ScootBiz, inclusive of taxes. For the 10% off selected FLYBAG and FLYBAGEAT fares, enter the promo code GREEKON. This promotion starts now and runs till 11.59pm on 31 August 2016; hurry now and secure your Dreamliner Odyssey!

Scoot's flight schedule for Singapore-Athens return services is outlined below. For more information and to book your next flight, visit www.flyscoot.com.

 
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