22 August 2016, Singapore. Scoot is all set to launch its operations in Europe – Athens, the capital city of Greece. Scheduled to commence on 20 June 2017, the new service between Singapore and Athens marks Scoot’s first long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as the longest flight operated by a low-cost carrier (LCC) with flight distance exceeding 10,000 km.

The commencement of Scoot’s services to Europe is part of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s strategic move to stimulate passenger traffic between Asia Pacific and Europe, as well as to boost connectivity through the Singapore hub.

Budget-conscious travelers will soon be able to Scoot to Greece at pocket-friendly airfares, immersing in the rich history and culture Athens has to offer.

Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH), said, “Guests have requested us to fly to Europe for a while, and Scoot is excited to finally oblige! Scoot has devoted much thought to configuring our cabin product and services to elevate and transform the low-cost travel experience, enabled by our world-first all-787 Dreamlliner fleet, and this has positioned us well to mount our first ever long-haul flight between Asia Pacific and Europe.”

Commenting on the announcement, Bharath Mahadevan, Country Head, India, Scoot said, “We are excited about Scoot’s expansion into the long-haul flight sector with which we will be flying to more markets globally. India continues to be an important market for us and we aim to make a mark with our competitive pricing and contemporary travel experience.”

Scoot’s new Singapore-Athens route will be serviced by new and spacious Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners that are fitted with eight crew bunks and a total of 329 seats, including 18 in ScootBiz. To commemorate its foray into Europe, Scoot is offering attractive one-way Economy FLY fares to and from Athens starting from SGD 400, inclusive of taxes; SGD 1170 for ScootBiz.