• 16 Aug 2016, 13:00
  • Liu Yang

Yay! Scoot to fly to Europe from next year!

This means cheap flights to Asia and Australia!

The Asian budget carrier Scoot has announced it will begin flying to the Old Continent starting June 20, 2017!

Scoot is preparing to launch its very first long-haul flight to Europe. Athens is the first destination on the list. The airline will fly from the capital of Greece to Singapore with four flights per week. A comfortable Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft will be used on the route. The planes are fitted with eight crew bunks and a total of 329 seats, including 18 in ScootBiz. These aircraft don’t feature seat-back in-flight entertainment, but they all offer Wi-Fi and in-seat power outlets.

Guests have requested us to fly to Europe for a while, and Scoot is excited to finally oblige. Our world-first all-787 Dreamliner fleet has positioned us well to mount our first ever long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe – said Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH), which oversees Scoot and Tigerair.

According to CAPA – the Centre for Aviation, Scoot will become the first low cost carrier to operate flights in excess of 10,000km since Air Asia X axed its London and Paris services back in 2012.

Routing:
Athens – Singapore – Athens

From Tuesday to the end of the month, Scoot is offering one-way fares to Athens starting from €198 for travel from 20 Jun 2017 to 31 Oct 2017. To promote the new route, the low cost carrier has launched a 10% sale on selected FlyBag and FlyBagEat fares (packages that include luggage and food) to/from Athens. To take advantage of this promo, simply use the code ‘GREEKON’.

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