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Scoot to fly between Bangkok and Tokyo non-stop

18 May 2016 by Clement Huang
Scoot has secured fifth freedom rights to launch a daily service linking Bangkok Don Mueang and Tokyo Narita. According to airlineroute.net, the low-cost carrier will retime seven of its existing ten weekly flights between Singapore and Bangkok to facilitate the launch of the Bangkok–Tokyo service. With effect from July 20, flight TZ292 will depart Singapore at 2200 (instead of 1745) and arrive in Bangkok at 2330 (instead of 1905). The service will then continue on to Tokyo, by departing Bangkok at 0055 and arriving in the Japanese capital at 0900. Meanwhile, the return flight TZ291 will depart Tokyo at 1000 and arrive in Bangkok at 1350. Following a short layover, the flight will take off from Bangkok again at 1550 before touching back down in Singapore at 1915. Flights will be operated by the B787-8, which features a two-class configuration with 21 in ScootBiz and 314 in economy – of which 33 are located in the ScootinSilence cabin that is available only to passengers over the age of 12. Scoot is currently undergoing a transition phase as its parent company Singapore Airlines has just established Budget Aviation Holdings – a holding company that will own and manage Scoot along with fellow low-cost carrier Tigerair. “The holding company structure will drive a deep integration of our low-cost subsidiaries, which are important parts of our portfolio strategy in which we have investments in both the full-service and budget aspects of the airline business,” said Goh Choon Phong, chairman of Budget Aviation Holdings. As part of the transition, Scoot’s chief executive Campbell Wilson will leave his post and return to SIA in a senior position. Both Scoot and Tigerair will instead be led by Lee Lik Hsin, current Tigerair chief. For more information, visit flyscoot.com Clement Huang     
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