Budget carrier Scoot adds Bangkok flights

Posted on April 25, 2012

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The Thai capital will be the fourth destination for Singapore Airlines’ fledgling carrier

The airline launched a series of videos, social media campaigns and stunts this month — Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson rolled up to one press conference on a yellow scooter — driving the point home that this is an airline with “Scootitude,” which is the airline’s trademark. (We don’t really know what it means.)

Scoot passengers will get a choice of three fare packages: Fly (seat only); FlyBag for passengers with luggage; and FlyBagEat for anyone who wants to pre-order meals, which will be cheaper than buying them on board. According to Australian Business Traveller, there won’t be any conventional in-flight video screens but passengers will be able to rent pre-loaded iPads.

The airline will also have a 32-seat business class section, called “ScootBiz,” that provides added perks like bigger seats, free iPad use, free meals and extra luggage allowance.

Singapore Airlines’ new low-cost carrier Scoot just announced it will be operating daily return flights to Bangkok from July 5.

As a promotion, Scoot is selling return tickets for S$88 (US$70.42).

The addition of the Bangkok route means Scoot will be challenging Singapore Airlines’ other budget carrier, Tiger Airways, as well as Jetstar and AirAsia.

Scoot executives previously announced the airline would be flying between Singapore and Sydney, the Gold Coast in Australia and Tianjin in northern China.

Scoot’s inaugural flight out of Singapore will take off on June 26, to Sydney.

To book, visit Flyscoot.com.

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