Singapore Airways’ Scoot confirms new plane deal – Enterprise Traveller

Singapore Airways’ low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, has chosen the Embraer E190-E2 mannequin to unlock development within the area.

On 23 Might, the SIA service confirmed a earlier letter of intent for 9 E190-E2s to affix Scoot’s fleet in a lease association with lessor Azorra.

The primary supply of the E190-E2, which can function 112 seats, is scheduled for supply in 2024. The remaining eight plane shall be progressively delivered by means of 2025.

The plane will come from Azorra’s current backlog with Brazilian plane producer Embraer, an Airbus and Boeing competitor.

These would be the first Embraer E2-family plane at a Southeast Asian airline.

SIA’s Scoot plans to deploy the E190-E2s on thinner routes from its Singapore hub to second- and third-tier locations within the area.

Scoot additionally operates 20 widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane on its longer and higher-capacity flights, in addition to at present just below 40 Airbus A320-family jets on its regional hops.

“The settlement to incorporate 9 new E190-E2 plane in our fleet permits us to proceed working a contemporary and fuel-efficient fleet, and assist our community development technique by serving thinner routes to non-metro locations out of Singapore. As the primary Singaporean service to function the E2s, we’re excited to be working with our companions at Embraer to enhance our community connectivity and improve journey choices for our clients,” mentioned Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Govt Officer.

“We’re thrilled to assist Scoot and its thrilling enlargement plan to serve extra brief and medium haul flights throughout Southeast Asia”, mentioned John Evans, lessor Azorra’s CEO. “Scoot’s choice of the E2 is a powerful endorsement of Embraer’s E2 product line and the crossover phase. With the addition of E2s, Scoot turns into the primary Singapore-based airline to function crossover plane, demonstrating the rising capability rationalization pattern amongst operators globally.”

Arjan Meijer, CEO Embraer Industrial Aviation, added: “We welcome Scoot because the area’s first main operator of the E2. The workforce at our APAC headquarters in Singapore is proud to assist the airline in its quest to reinforce connectivity and development within the area, supporting the additional growth of its Singapore hub. That is the worth the E2 brings to airways – complementing bigger narrowbodies to develop and preserve networks. Passengers will benefit from the distinctive consolation of Embraer’s signature two by two seat configuration and fashionable inside. Work is already underway to organize for the plane’s entry into service.”

The E190-E2 is a part of Embraer’s newest E-Jets E2 household of business jets, which entered into service in 2018. Airways reminiscent of KLM, Porter, and Azul function the E-Jets E2 household of plane, and new operators, together with Royal Jordanian, Salam Air and TUI, have been lately introduced.

The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 was designed utilizing the 20 million hours of expertise the primary era of E-Jets accrued, making certain that the E2 plane are fashionable and superior, but retain the maturity and reliability of the earlier era plane.

The primary-generation E-Jet is among the most profitable industrial jets within the business and continues to function throughout the globe, with greater than 80 airways throughout 50 international locations and greater than 1,700 items delivered.