The low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, has announced new flights to its second European and third long-haul destination, Berlin, set to for take-off in the second half of 2018.
The four-times-weekly Singapore-Berlin service will be operated on Boeing 787 Dreamliners, subject to regulatory approval. Berlin will be the SIA Group’s fourth destination in Germany, after Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, which are operated by Singapore Airlines.
“Scoot’s merger with Tigerair Singapore earlier this year has greatly strengthened our position, standing us in good stead to launch and sustain our long-haul operations,” Scoot chief executive officer Mr Lee Lik Hsin says.
“Athens has lived up to our expectations while bookings for Honolulu have been very promising.
We are excited to bring our unique Scootitude to Berlin and can’t wait to launch those great value fares that Scoot is known for!”
Scoot intends to launch sales for Berlin in the first quarter of 2018.
The German capital, a hub within Europe for technological innovation with a strong entrepreneurial and start-up culture, is famed for its arts and culture, having been designated a “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2006 and included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities network.
Scoot’s current route network comprises 62 destinations across 16 countries, with services to Honolulu launching in December, and Kuantan flights commencing in February 2018.
Scoot operates a fleet of 16 787 Dreamliners and 23 Airbus A320 family aircraft, with four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order.