Singapore Airlines low-cost long-haul affiliate Scoot had its maiden flight on Wednesday from Singapore to Berlin.
Scoot completed its inaugural non-stop long-haul flight to Berlin from Singapore on Wednesday with 95 per cent of the seats occupied, the budget brand of Singapore Airlines announced in a press release.
The 311 passengers on the widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner originated from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, among other countries. About half of them were between 18 and 35 years old, Scoot said.
The German capital is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the US state of Hawai. The two destinations were launched in 2017. Scoot will ply the Singapore-Berlin route four times a week.
The airline flies the route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering a business (SCOOTBIZ) and economy class (FLYCLASS). In Economy class, passengers might have to purchased seat, luggage and meal for the cheapest fares.
Once in Singapore, passengers on Scoot can connect to 60 destinations all across Asia but also to Australia. Recently, Scoot opened new routes to Kalibo in the Philippines, to Nanchang in China PRC and to Pekanbaru in Indonesia (Sumatra Island).
The Singapore flight is the first non-stop frequency to Southeast Asia out of Berlin. In the past, Berlin was connected to Bangkok by airberlin but the flight was discontinued after Etihad Airways stepped into the capital of the now defunct airline and rerouted all the Asian frequencies to Abu Dhabi. Berlin is also connected to Beijing by Hainan Airlines.