Asia/Pacific’s Best Low Cost Airline inaugurates services from Singapore to its first East Malaysia destination
Kuching – Scoot launched its inaugural flight from Singapore to Kuching, the first-ever destination in East Malaysia for the award-winning value airline yesterday. The new Singapore-Kuching route with daily direct flights will be Scoot’s fifth destination in Malaysia, after Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang.
The inaugural flight landed at the Kuching International Airport (KCH) at about 9.55pm on 29 October 2017, with passengers on Scoot’s A320 aircraft receiving a warm welcome with a traditional dance organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board.
Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot said, “Malaysia is a very important market for us as we see growing interest from Singaporeans to travel to different parts of our neighbouring country and vice versa. Hence, we are excited to launch our services to Kuching, which brings us a step closer to our objective of steadily increasing our network in the region. Through this, we also hope to continue enriching our Malaysian guests’ travel experiences with a healthy dose of our unique Scootitude on board.”
Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said, “We are deeply honoured that Scoot has chosen Kuching as its newest and first destination in East Malaysia. Not only will this offer the people of Sarawak and the Borneo region a new avenue to fly to popular destinations, we are also immensely pleased to welcome Scoot and its passengers from the region and beyond to visit our beautiful state that is a prime destination for culture, nature and adventure tourism. We are confident that the launch of Scoot’s direct flight between Kuching and Singapore will further help us to promote Sarawak and Kuching as the preferred nature tourism destination.”
The addition of the Kuching service brings Scoot’s current network to a total of 60 destinations in 16 countries. Scoot has also previously announced on 25 July 2017, in conjunction with the completion of the Scoot-Tigerair integration under the single Scoot brand, that it plans to inaugurate services to four other destinations – Kuantan in Malaysia, Honolulu in the United States of America, Harbin in Northeast China and Palembang in Indonesia.
Scoot’s flight schedules to and from Kuching are outlined below.
Scoot Flight Schedule for Singapore-Kuching services (Effective 29 October 2017)
|SINGAPORE – KUCHING (TR 430)|
|2030 hrs||2155 hrs||Sunday – Thursday|
|1810 hrs||1935 hrs||Friday|
|SINGAPORE – KUCHING (TR 432)|
|0610 hrs||0735 hrs||Saturday|
|KUCHING – SINGAPORE (TR 431)|
|2235 hrs||2355 hrs||Sunday – Thursday|
|2015 hrs||2135 hrs||Friday|
|KUCHING – SINGAPORE (TR 433)|
|0815 hrs||0940 hrs||Saturday|
* Schedules are subject to regulatory approval. All times listed in local time.
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 Scoot was awarded Best Low Cost Airline Asia/Pacific for 2017 in the Airline Excellence Awards by AirlineRatings.com, for the third year running.
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