Budget airline Scoot launched its inaugural service between Singapore and Berlin on Wednesday, making this the Singaporean carrier’s third long-haul destination after the launch of its Athens and Honolulu flights last year.
Scoot is the low-cost subsidiary of the Singapore Airlines Group and is the first of the group’s carriers to fly to the German capital. The group’s airlines now offer 29 flights per week to four destinations in Germany, including Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf.
As previously reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, the airline is flying a long-haul variant of its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the 13-hour flight, which is outfitted with a crew bunk in order to make the journey. The aircraft features both its regular economy cabin and the slightly more spacious ScootBiz cabin.
These ScootBiz seats are laid out in a 2-3-2 configuration as opposed to economy’s nine-across seating, with a total of 18 seats in the cabin. These seats offer 38 inches of pitch, though the centre bulkhead seats 2D, 2E and 2F do have even more legroom.
Passengers in this class get 30kg of baggage allowance, two check-in bags, priority check-in, boarding and disembarkation, meals and a welcome drink. Seats also have in-seat power and wifi, which can also be used to stream videos to passengers’ own devices using the in-flight ScooTV entertainment system.
Scoot’s new service operates four times a week flying on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the following schedule:
|TR734||Singapore (SIN)||Berlin (BER)||1225||0720||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|TR375||Berlin (BER)||Singapore (SIN)||0940||0345+1||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
Scoot is also offering one-way promotional fares on the route until June 30, 2018 with prices beginning at S$239 (US$175) for Economy Fly fares and S$699 (US$513) for ScootBiz.