Posted on: 02 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Scoot’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, named Dream Start, has been welcomed to Singapore’s Changi Airport with a ceremonial water cannon salute after being delivered from Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington.
“Dream Start, the first of 20 787s Scoot will receive over the next few years, is a game changer. It will allow us to triple in size, add new destinations, increase frequencies and grow the Singapore hub, all while continuing to offer unbeatable value airfares,” announced Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO. “New and improved seats, streaming movies and inflight internet connectivity add to all of the choices and options Scoot already provides, not to mention the 787's inherent advantages such as larger windows, more comfortable cabin pressure and humidity, larger stowage bins, a smoother ride, lower noise, reduced emissions, and a step-change in operating economics. We can't wait to get outta here aboard our first commercial flight to Perth in a few days’ time.”
To further celebrate the delivery, Scoot and Boeing flew nearly 40 guests to Seattle to visit Boeing’s Dreamliner Gallery and factory in Everett and the Museum of Flight, as well as to witness a ceremonial send off by Boeing staff at Paine Field.
The 19 further Dreamliner aircraft set to be delivered to Scoot were part of an order originally made by parent company Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9s and ten 787-8s.