Posted on: 23 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
tWith the delivery of Scoot’s sixth Dreamliner – but its first 787-8 – the carrier is on track to become the first low-fare airline to operate an all-Dreamliner fleet once its last 777 is retired from scheduled service in late August 2015.
ttThe smaller member of Boeing's 787 family now in the Scoot fleet has been named ‘Ba Bao,’ which translates from Chinese to mean ‘eight treasures’ or ‘eighth baby.’ The 787-8 has already begun operating services to and from Sydney.t
t“Scoot's been receiving 787s at a rapid rate of about one per month since February, and we'll keep up the pace for the rest of the year. Our transition has been progressing smoothly and we're very much looking forward to being the world's first all-787 operator,” said Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson. “Operating two variants of the Dreamliner, the 787-8 and 787-9, means that we can deploy the best size of aircraft for each route and season, whilst consistently offering all guests the same great features and products – including onboard Wi-Fi and in-seat power on top of everything else people have come to expect from Scoot. And of course, the 787's great economics mean that Scoot's airfares will remain unbeatable.”t
tThe arrival of the first 787-8 coincides with Scoot carrying over 200,000 guests in a month for the first time.t