Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has become a new Airbus A321neo operator with the delivery of the first three of four aircraft on lease from BOC Aviation. The A321neos are powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines.
On Monday (June 28, 2021), Airbus announced that Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has become a new A321neo operator with the delivery of three new Airbus A321neos on lease from BOC Aviation. Scoot’s new A321neos are powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines and have been configured to seat 236 passengers in a single class layout. The cabin is based on the Airbus Cabin Flex Option designed to make maximum use of space. Scoot will operate their new A321neos on routes from Singapore up to six hours.
In a separate announcement from BOC Aviation, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Campbell Wilson, said,
“The A321neo aircraft offers additional capacity and range, unlocking new network growth possibilities for Scoot while enabling us to elevate the passenger experience in a commercially viable manner. Investing in new-generation aircraft and operating a young, fuel-efficient fleet is a cornerstone of Scoot’s strategy to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Combined with being the world’s first and only low-cost carrier to attain the highest Diamond status in the APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying global audit of airlines, Scoot is on a firm footing to recover and re-establish ourselves as the low-cost carrier of choice in the region for post-pandemic travel.”
Also commenting on the delivery, BOC Aviation’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Robert Martin, said,
“We are delighted to have delivered these aircraft to Scoot, and we’re pleased to be building a new relationship with another member of the Singapore Airlines Group. We look forward to working with Scoot and our other customers to provide more fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft in the future.”
Scoot has a total of 39 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order (including six A321neos) and is acquiring ten additional A321neos under lease agreements. The airline’s A320neo Family aircraft will be supported by Airbus Services under a Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package which covers component availability and repair, as well as fleet technical management. The A320neo Family incorporates the latest technologies, engines and sharklets to deliver a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption per seat. As of May 2021, the A320neo Family had received 7,400 firm orders from over 120 global customers.
Founded in 2012, Scoot is the low-cost subsidiary of the Singapore Airlines Group. In 2017, the airline merged with Tigerair Singapore, while retaining the Scoot brand identity. Scoot operates 20 state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and has seven more 787s, 28 Airbus A320neos, and 13 A321s on order. Since 2012, Scoot has served over 65 million guests and currently offer service to 68 destinations across 15 countries and territories.
Singapore-based BOC Aviation Limited (HKEX Code: 2588) is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 549 owned, managed or ordered aircraft. As of March 31, 2021, the company’s owned and managed fleet was leased to 86 airlines in 38 countries and territories. In addition to their Singapore headquarters, BOC maintains offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin. BOC Aviation Limited is a Member of The Bank of China Group.
Source(s): Airbus, BOC Aviation Limited