Our recent piece regarding Singapore Airlines (SIA) gaining fifth-freedom rights within Europe elicited reader debate.

Now comes news that SIA’s budget subsidiary Scoot expects to gain similar rights.

Germany’s Aerotelegraph.com reports that Scoot would like to carry travellers between Berlin and Athens effective on August 10.

Before the pandemic Scoot would fly between Singapore, Athens and Berlin using two separate flights. These were its only flights to Europe.

Now that aviation demand is low Scoot can only return here by serving both destinations with a single flight.

There will be three flights a week served by a B787-8. These operate (in both directions) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Economy and ‘premium economy’ seating is offered.

Flights are available for booking:

  • TR 723 departs Berlin at 1250, arrives into Athens at 1650
  • TR 722 departs Athens at 0950, arrives into Berlin at 1150

At the time of writing a note against the flight display says “Subject to regulatory approval”.

As in the case of SIA’s Copenhagen-Rome service these Scoot flights originate and terminate in Singapore.

These are unusual times for travel so readers must check medical requirements and remember flights are subject to change.