Singapore Airline’s low-cost subsidiary Scoot will operate from Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) starting October 22 this year.

Currently operating from Terminal 2 (T2), the move “seeks to facilitate Scoot’s growth in the next few years,” according to a press release posted on Changi Airport’s website.

Scoot has identified check-in experience as one of the top three areas it wants to improve for passengers as it plans to launch nine more routes by the end of 2020.

Changi Airport has undertaken upgrading works in an effort to expand the passenger handling capacity of T1 over the last five years, Changi Airport said. One of the new features is a central zone for Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) at the departure hall with automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines. Additionally, the Meeters and Greeters hall at the Arrival level has been integrated with Level 1 of Jewel Changi Airport, a newly opened mixed-use complex at the airport. Scoot passengers can also enjoy an early check-in at Jewel up to 18 hours before their flight.

“With the move, we hope to encourage more customers to use the expanded self-service facilities, to enjoy a quicker and more seamless check-in process,” said Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin.

Since April 2019, Scoot has launched eight new destinations in China, India, Laos and Malaysia. Last year. Singapore Airlines said that it was shifting one of its two daily flights to Guangzhou to Scoot. 

Terminal information on Scoot flights departing and arriving on October 22 will be available on the airport website and the iChangi app. All Scoot customers will be updated from late July, according to the press release.

Changi Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, with a capacity of over 65 million passengers in 2018. Read Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s first look of Jewel Changi Airport, the newly opened mixed-use complex.