Scoot's low-cost flights to London will start in December.
Budget carrier Scoot will be taking off from Singapore for London next month.
Launching on December 16, Scoot’s new route will run between Singapore's Changi and London's Gatwick Airport, via Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, three times a week. However, the flights will only run for two weeks until December 27 before taking a break and resuming from March 22 next year.
According to Scoot, the London flights are seasonal scheduled services. Any increase in frequency will depend on demand and regulatory approval.
Scoot will fly between Singapore, Bangkok and London.
Scoot is the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines and although Singapore recently opened a Vaccinated Travel Lane with the UK, the return Scoot flights from London to Singapore cannot be used for the VTL scheme.
Designated flights to Singapore must be booked with British Airways or Singapore Airlines. BA currently operates four flights a week to Changi and Singapore Airlines flies daily to Heathrow.
The Scoot budget flights, which will use Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, will be the only route between London and Bangkok operated by a low-cost carrier. It’s anticipated the airline will benefit from quarantine-free traffic between Britain and Thailand.
The flights are expected to take around 16 hours including transit time in the Thai capital. The airline will offer economy and Scoot Plus cabins.
“We’re excited to now introduce the World’s Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline to London,” said Scoot boss Campbell Wilson.
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