Scoot removes four city routes

Weak demand and aircraft shortages have led Scoot to suspend services to four cities within its network.

The low-cost operator of Singapore Airlines stated the four cities affected will be Lucknow, Kalibo, Quanzhou and Male, all of which were routes flown by the airline’s Airbus A320.

Scoot explained that aircraft shortages arose after SilkAir halted plans to transfer its 14 Boeing 737-800s to Scoot during the 2019-2020 financial year, as a result of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX.

It was due to take delivery of the first SilkAir 737-800 in May. This was in line with announced plans earlier in the year for Scoot to take over 17 routes flown by SilkAir.

Scoot flies from Singapore to Lucknow, Kalibo and Quanzhou three times a week, while the Singapore-Male route is served four-times a week.

The final flight to Lucknow and Kalibo will leave on 29 and 30 June respectively. Flights to Quanzhou will finish on 14 August, while those to Male will end on 25 October.

Scoot stressed that it “will continue to undertake the routes” that SilkAir plans to transfer to the carrier, and that those plans will remain unaffected by the service cancellations.

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