Scoot to start flights in India
Singapore-based carrier Scoot is planning to launch its first flights to India confirmed Scoot’s Country Manager Bharath Mahadevan. With operations commencing soon, Scoot is looking at more than one Indian destination.“We are just waiting for the final approval from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for flying to India from Singapore. We have all necessary ground handling and technical assistance in India ready to support our flights,” Mahadevan said. Scoot will fly from three cities by the end of May including one south Indian metro and tier two cities in north India, he said.“We will be offering 15-50% cheaper fares than existing Indian airlines,” Mahadevan added. With the arrival of Scoot, all five of the Singapore Airlines Group’ carriers will be operational in the country. Mahadevan aims to attract the leisure and Visiting Friends and Relative (VFR) segment. “At present, only about 15% of passengers travel onward beyond Singapore and we aim to increase it to 40%. Passengers from India will be able to fly on Scoot to Singapore and onward on Singapore Airlines network,” he said.