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Scoot takes off to Sydney after hiccup

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 5, 2012

Singapore Airlines’ longhaul low cost carrier Scoot has taken off on its first flight, albeit delayed due to technical issues.

Using the callsign ‘Scooter 2’, flight TZ002 was scheduled to depart from Singapore’s Changi Airport at 11:25pm on June 4, but was delayed by 1.5 hours due to a technical issue and an ill passenger having to be unloaded. The flight later took off from Changi at 1:20am the following morning, arriving in Sydney just over an hour late at 10:20am local time on the morning of June 5. The return TZ001 service to Singapore then departed Sydney at 1:09pm.

On landing, the aircraft was also treated to a traditional ‘water arch salute’ by aviation fire fighters in two ultra-large Mk8 fire vehicles.

Scoot arrives in Sydney. (Paul Sadler/Airservices Australia)

The carrier is launching with two 400-seat Boeing 777-200s previously used by Singapore Airlines and will add a further two 777s this year. It plans to grow to a fleet of 14 777s by the end of 2016.

Scoot is now flying daily to Sydney, and will commence five times weekly services to the Gold Coast on June 12. By the end of the year it will add flights to Bangkok in July and Tianjin in August. It is also planning to launch flights to Tokyo and Taipei by the end of the year.



Comments (2)

  • NJP


    Shame about the colour scheme – did they let 5yr olds have the paint brushes?

  • aries1470


    @NJP. Actually, it kind of reminds me of s.a.f.e.t.y. (save all fire exits thank you), since it is nearly a fluro orange, it can be easier to spot if it falls down 😉 just kidding.

    It isn’t actually to bad. Need to think of something different, have a look at a 1970’s UK carrier and you will see what I mean, and I am not going to spell their name. There have been much, much worse!

    What is not mentioned in the article is the type of -200, are they ER or LR. Will the rest of the 777’s be -200’s or -300’s?

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