Low cost carrier Scoot has expanded its network to Europe with the launch of its new non-stop service into Athens, Greece, marking the airline’s first long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe.
Commencing June 2017, the route will be serviced by the spacious 787 Dreamliner, and will mark the longest flight operated by a low-cost carrier with a flight distance exceeding 10,000 kilometres, and flight time of around 12 hours.
“Our guests have requested us to fly to Europe for a while and Scoot has listened, devoting much through to configuring our cabin product and services and transform the low-cost travel experience,” Budget Aviation Holdings chief executive officer Lee Lik Hsin said.
With flexibility and choice on an extensive range of cabin products and services, guests are able to customise their flight experience by choosing options such as Standard or Stretch seats, child-free zones, WiFi and inflight entertainment plans, meal and beverage options, and business class packages.
Travellers will be able to get more bang for their buck by saving on airfares to Europe, leaving them with more to play with in Greece, such as island hopping to the likes of Mykonos and Santorini and visiting many iconic and historic sites, like the famed Acropolis. Moreover, travellers can also connect onward from Greece to other cities in Europe.
Scheduled to commence 20 June 2017, Singapore – Athens services will run Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.