Scoot, a low-cost carrier owned by Singapore Airlines is all set to make its big move to Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) on October 22, 2019. Recently, the airline completed the final set of flight trials ahead of this shift. The move is expected to boost Scoot’s projected double-digit annual growth for the coming three years.

Commenting on this move, Ng Chee Keong, Scoot’s chief operations officer, said, “For almost two years, we have worked hard towards a seamless move of our operations to T1.

We will continue to work closely with Changi Airport Group and our service partners to ensure a smooth transition, with extra staff presence planned at both T2 and T1. With that, we are looking forward to welcoming over 10,000 customers at our new home on October 22, 2019.”

Several operational and system trials have been carried out since August 2019. Two flight trials were conducted on September 17, 2019 and October 2, 2019, respectively. Travellers booked on these trial flights were notified to check-in at Scoot’s Changi Airport counters at T1, instead of T2.

The last Scoot flight from T2 will be TR156 flying from Singapore to Shenyang, on October 22, 2019. The first Scoot flight from T1 will be TR100 from Singapore to Guangzhou, later on the same day. Likewise, the last Scoot flight arriving into T2 will be TR431 from Kuching to Singapore on October 21, 2019 whilst the first Scoot flight arriving into T1 is TR895 from Kaohsiung to Singapore on October 22, 2019.

Namrata Bhandari