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Scoot Retires Last 777, Becomes First All 787 Fleet
On September 2, 2015, Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Scoot, announced they had officially transitioned to an all Boeing 787 fleet with the retirement of their last 777-200ER. The transition process has gone very quickly for Scoot as it was only seven months ago that they received their first 787 in a fleet of all Boeing 777s. Currently, the airline operates two Boeing 787-8s and five Boeing 787-9s, with orders for eight 787-8s and five 787-9s.
Scoot commenced operations in June of 2012 as a low-cost carrier for parent airline, Singapore International Airlines (SIA). They initially started flying a fleet of Boeing 777-200ERs given to them by Singapore International. After just two years, the airline took order of their first 787 and began the transition to the all 787 fleet.
For some, Scoot might be an unfamiliar name in the airline industry. If you happen to be one of those people, don’t feel bad, not many people know much about the airline. In late, October of 2012, Scoot’s parent company, Singapore International Airlines, announced they would be transferring orders for 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Scoot. The airline took delivery of their first 787 on February 2nd, 2015 and they currently operate a total of nine in their fleet. Scoot currently serves 15 destinations with two more planned to start in fall of 2015. Not only is Scoot a low-cost carrier, they also own a stake in NokScoot, a joint-venture with Thailand-based carrier, Nok Air.
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