Some 30 destinations currently flown by Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot will soon carry the airline codes of both Singapore Airlines and regional airline Silkair, as part of a new codeshare agreement between the three carriers.
For travellers, this will mean being able to use a single ticket to fly to these codeshare destinations, which are only operated by Scoot and not by Singapore Airlines or Silkair. This means travellers won’t need to go to the transfer desk to get their second boarding pass nor collect their baggage during transit. All three airlines are part of the Singapore Airlines Group.
Not all of these destinations will be made available immediately, however, and a timeframe for the full rollout hasn’t been announced. The Group has confirmed that the initial round of codeshare destinations will include Athens (Greece), Clark (the Philippines), Gold Coast (Australia), Hat Yai and Krabi (Thailand), Ipoh and Kuching (Malaysia) and Palembang (Indonesia).
The full list of 30 codeshare destinations is as follows:
- Australia: Gold Coast
- China: Dalian, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Macau, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Quanzhou, Shenyang, Tianjin, Wuxi, Xi’an, Zhengzhou
- Greece: Athens
- India: Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Tiruchirappalli
- Indonesia: Palembang
- Japan: Sapporo
- Malaysia: Ipoh, Kuantan, Kuching
- The Philippines: Clark
- Saudi Arabia: Jeddah
- Taipei: Kaohsiung
- Thailand: Hat Yai, Krabi
- US: Honolulu
As part of the codeshare, travellers with Singapore Airlines and Silkair will be eligible for Scoot’s FlyBagEat benefits, namely checked baggage allowance, an in-flight meal and beverage, blanket for flights over four hours, and the ability to select seats. According to the Group, tickets on codeshare destinations “will be progressively made available through various booking channels”.
The codeshare tie up comes as Scoot expands its long-haul network, having launched its flights to Athens earlier this year and with Honolulu set to take off this month. Earlier this week, the low-cost carrier also announced it will begin flying non-stop to Berlin starting the second-half of next year.
While the upcoming Berlin service is not currently included in the codeshare, Scoot is the only carrier in the group to fly to the German capital. Singapore Airlines currently flies to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.