Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, launched its inaugural flight to Berlin on 20 June, the first of its four-times-weekly non-stop Singapore-Berlin services.
The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both of which were launched last year.
Scoot’s flight TR734 departed Singapore Changi Airport at about 12.25am local time and received a traditional water cannon salute upon arriving at Berlin Tegel Airport at approximately 7.20 am local time. The aircraft, a widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner named “Bo Jio”, had carried 311 customers – 95 per cent full. Customers originated from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia among other countries, and half of them comprised young adults between 18 and 35 years old.
“With the addition of Berlin just a year after we successfully launched Athens, and then Honolulu, Scoot’s low-cost long-haul network continues to grow at a steady pace. Vibrant, creative and steeped in history, we are confident that the city of Berlin will appeal to any market or demographic and open a new and exciting part of the continent for travellers,” said Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s CEO.