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Budget carrier Scoot set to launch direct Jeddah-Singapore flights

Scoot’s services will be operated with 787 Dreamliners and will replace Singapore Airlines’ existing services via Dubai...

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Getaways to Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific have never looked more attractive. Singapore-based value carrier Scoot, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will launch three-times-weekly, non-stop Jeddah-Singapore services from May 2, 2016.

Scoot’s services will be operated with spacious, wide-bodied 787 Dreamliners and will replace Singapore Airlines’ existing services via Dubai, reducing flight time by about four hours. Jeddah is Scoot’s first destination in the Middle East.

To commemorate its foray into the Middle East, Scoot is offering a limited-time promotion from now till 2359hrs on April 10, 2016. One-way Economy fares to Singapore and selected destinations in Asia Pacific start from $215; $365 for ScootBiz. The applicable travel period is from May 2 to November 14, 2016, with a blackout period of September 11 to October 12, 2016 (both dates inclusive). Guests must travel from Jeddah, and some flights beyond Singapore are operated by Scoot’s partner airlines.

The 787 Dreamliners feature improved humidity and cabin pressurization, the largest windows of any modern jet, more overhead compartment space and produce 20% less noise compared to conventional aircraft. Building on this solid foundation, Scoot has configured its 787 Dreamliners to transform the low-cost travel experience, accommodating up to 335 guests compared to 285 on Singapore Airlines’ A330-300 aircraft.

Scoot offers two cabin classes for guests to choose from. ScootBiz comprises an all-new, full leather seat with 38” pitch, 30kg checked-in baggage, up to 15kg of cabin baggage, and meals and drinks included, along with priority boarding and check-in. In Economy, guests can enjoy a peaceful journey in the ScootinSilence economy class quiet zone with seat pitches ranging from 31” up to 35”.

Scoot’s airfares are typically about 40 percent cheaper than those of full service carriers. Combined with its new and state of the art 787 Dreamliners and superior product offerings, Scoot’s current network of 18 destinations offers a great value getaway to Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific via Singapore.

And through the combined networks of partner airlines Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Nok Air, you can scoot onward to many more exotic and unexplored wonders of Asia and Australia, or beyond!

Transiting in Singapore at the award-winning Changi Airport will be a breeze, with its abundance of retail and dining outlets, entertainment and recreation options such as transit hotels and the famed Butterfly Garden at Terminal 3, and complimentary Internet connectivity. Guests with at least five and a half hours to spare before their connecting flight can also register for a complimentary guided Free Singapore Tour at the transit area.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on March 29, 2016.