Posted on: 01 August 2019 by Glenn Sands
Further details have now emerged following LARA’s news story on the A321neos for Scoot Airlines.
BOC Aviation Limited has announced that it is placing the four Airbus A321neos with the airline. The aircraft will be powered by the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines and are scheduled for delivery in late 2020.
“We are delighted to add Scoot as a new customer, as we support the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines Group in its fleet expansion plans,” said Robert Martin, MD and CEO, BOC Aviation. “Low-cost travel continues to enjoy strong demand, and Scoot’s selection of the A321neo allows it to leverage this growth and further develop its regional network. We look forward to working closely with Scoot in delivering innovative and fuel efficient aircraft solutions that provide a superior flying experience for its customers.”
Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s CEO, said, “We are pleased to work with BOC Aviation, and we look forward to receiving the A321neos, which will inject growth possibilities to our network plans for 2020 and beyond. With the A321neos, we will be able to operate single aisle flights with unmatched levels of efficiency, benefitting from the highest commonality of the Airbus product range. This includes shared resources in spares, tools, similar maintenance engineering, pilots and cabin crew.”
Scoot has carried over sixty million guests and now has a fleet of 20 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. With the new aircraft entering its fleet the LCC is seeking to increase its route network into China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia by 2020.