Update | Scoot will launch on June 25 – click here for all the details.
Previous | Singapore Airlines’ new low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin flights from the Gold Coast to Singapore from June, shortly after the airline's debut that same month with Sydney-Singapore flights.
"We will fly to Sydney first, followed by Gold Coast very shortly, all in June 2012" a Scoot spokeswoman told Australian Business Traveller.
The airline has also confirmed it will fly to China and Japan, although Scoot has not yet revealed which cities it will use or how soon these will follow the June debut of Sydney and Gold Coast services.
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson has said that Scoot will fly to "at least five cities by the end of the year", and confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that India is also on the shortlist.
Also on Scoot's list as the fleet expands from four aircraft to fourteen by 2015 include Melbourne, New Zealand, Europe, North Asia and even the Gulf states turf of Emirates and Etihad.
Scoot will run five direct flights per week out of the Gold Coast on Boeing 777-200 aircraft which will be fitted with 'premium' (low-end business class) and economy cabins.
Want the first photos of Scoot's new premium and economy seats, plus details on Scoot's plans for a frequent flyer programme, SQ KrisFlyer privileges and more? Click here!
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