UPDATE: October 18, 2013
Scoot have now opened reservation for flights to/from Singapore Changi, one week earlier than planned on 12 December 2013. You can access the cheap fares here and “scoot” off to Singapore.
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson said the $88 airfares represented “unbeatable value”.
“We’re excited to be flying to Perth and, with such fantastic launch fares on offer, there’s no better time to get outta here with Scoot,” he said.
Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy welcomed Scoot’s expansion to the west coast.
“With Singapore and south-east Asia now representing one of Australia’s strongest tourism growth markets, the decision by Scoot to choose Perth as their third and largest Australian port of call is a huge win for Western Australia, where direct air services are such a key driver of international tourism,” Mr McEvoy said.
“Scoot have brought affordable air travel within reach of a whole new audience within south-east Asia, and Perth provides the perfect gateway to a spectacular part of our country, where many of them will not have had the opportunity and ease to visit up until now.”
October 15, 2013
SCOOT Airlines, the budget, low-cost offshoot of Singapore Airlines has opened up tentative flight schedules due to begin from the 19th of December. As previously reported on YPPHUpdates, the airline had previously applied for slots to and from Perth.
Scoot will be the third Singapore-based airline to serve Perth. This will also be Scoot’s third Australian destination after Sydney and the Gold Coast. The flights will be timed similar to the last daily departure that Singapore Airlines currently has.
Cheaper fares are promised along with a convenient five weekly, midday departure from Singapore and dusk arrival into Perth. A midnight arrival into Singapore allows for connections through to Scoot’s other destinations.
Scoot currently operates five Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The airline has not opened up reservation for the flights as of posting. The airline has released tentative schedules which are below.
TZ008 SIN1250 – 1820PER 772 x23 TZ007 PER1930 – 0040+1SIN 772 57 TZ007 PER1930 – 0045+1SIN 772 146
The airline will be the 18th international airline for Perth Airport. The Perth – Singapore route is the second heaviest international route out of Perth after Denpasar. There are 64 weekly services which Scoot joins the likes of Jetstar Asia, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways and Qantas.
Scoot launched Singapore – Hong Kong flights a few months ago and is actively looking at new destinations. Scoot has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9s which could be used on this route in the near future.
Perth Airport also has had a slight increase in international passenger numbers. A message from the airport;
International passenger numbers were 5.2% higher for June, 9.5% higher for July compared to last year and we expect August to be strong as well. While international passenger growth is expected to slow in the medium term, short term strong growth is likely to continue with a large amount of international seat capacity being added in the Perth market.
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Keep up to date with airline schedules out of Perth Airport – PER FLIGHT SCHEDULE – OCT13