Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary, has launched the new ScootProtect Travel Insurance product for passengers flying out of Singapore and Australia.
In partnership with ACE Insurance Limited, ScootProtect, which can be purchased online, protects against accidents and unexpected inconveniences, such as loss of travel documents, trip cancellations and flight delays.
Once regulatory hurdles are cleared, the carrier will offer this product for flights flying out of other countries, such as China and Thailand.
“Whilst, like all airlines, we try hard to avoid delays, schedules can be affected by many external factors ranging from inclement weather to air traffic congestion. We therefore strongly encourage guests to exercise some responsibility,” said Campbell Wilson, chief executive of Scoot.
This form of ancillary revenue is not new to the low-cost travel market. Airphil Express, Philippine Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary, launched a similar product in 2010 (see story here). Air Asia also offers travel insurance products.
As reported earlier (see story here), Scoot is poised to launch operations on June 4, ahead of schedule, kicking off operations with flights to Sydney.
For more information, visit www.flyscoot.com