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Scoot Expands Route Map With Two Embraer’s E190-E2s

The carrier acquired nine E190-E2 last year with deliveries expected in April 2024.

A mock-up of a Scoot E190-E2 (Photo: Embraer)

Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost carrier subsidiary, has announced the first Embraer E190-E2 is scheduled to be delivered in April, with its inaugural flight to Krabi, Thailand planned for May 7. Meanwhile, the airline unveils new destinations in the coming months, such as Koh Samui, Thailand and Sibu, Malaysia. The new services come a year after announcing the acquisition of nine E190-E2s from Embraer.

In addition, Scoot is expecting a second E190-E2 to be delivered in the next month too, enhancing four additional cities as a result. In the wake of the arrival of the new aircraft, Scoot could operate twice daily to Koh Samui, Thailand, from early June and take over the airline’s existing flight to the Thai cities of Krabi and Hat Yai from May 7, increasing flight frequencies to both destinations from seven times to 10 times weekly. The operations are subject to government and regulatory approval.

“This marks a new chapter of growth for Scoot and the SIA Group, and a significant step in strengthening our presence and connectivity in the region,” Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, said in a news release.

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s E190-E2 and E195-E2 were granted type certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) last November. Scoot becomes the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2s.

Earlier, the airline mentioned that E190-E2s could be sustainable and improve the connection between Singapore and second-tier cities around Southeast Asia. In the meantime, Scoot was named 2024 Value Airline of the Year at 2024 Air Transport World, revealing it would remain agile and innovative as it leverages synergies with Singapore Airlines. According to the airline, Scoot currently owns a fleet of 52 aircraft, ranging from Boeing 787-8s to Airbus A321neos.

Provide a Better Service to Scoot

The no-frills airline and Embraer have deepened their cooperation by signing a contract for Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) in February. The aircraft manufacturer is expected to provide a tailored expendable spare parts inventory management program to assist Scoot in reducing operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. Also, Singapore becomes the center for Embraer’s services and support Asia Pacific operations.

“Our continued partnership with Embraer is testament of our commitment to deliver optimal performance with the new E190-E2,” Ng Chee Keong, Chief Operating Officer of Scoot, said.

Embraer has gone further in expanding its business in Singapore. The acquisitions of E190-2 have paved the way for establishing the state-of-the-art E2 full flight simulator in Singapore. Embraer and CAE have launched a new pilot training program at the Singapore – CAE Flight Training Centre. The vibrant hub has become Embraer’s first pilot training program in the Asia Pacific region.

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