Singapore based airline Scoot has taken deliver of its first Boeing 787.
The first of 20 Dreamliners for the low-cost carrier will play a key role in the airline’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
“We are excited to be taking delivery of our very first Dreamliner,” said Scoot chief executive officer Campbell Wilson.
“The Dreamliner represents a step-change for Scoot, allowing us to take our onboard customer experience to a new level and to greatly expand our network. The significant advances in efficiency will enable Scoot to continue offering safe and reliable service, with increased comfort and even greater value airfares.”
The Dreamliner is a family of technologically advanced, super-efficient jets with new passenger-pleasing features. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize aircraft, the 787 will provide Scoot with unrivaled fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 percent less fuel and with 20 percent fewer emissions than the airliners it replaces.
“We are proud to deliver the first Dreamliner to Scoot and have them join the growing family of 787 operators,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The new Dreamliner will bring great value to Scoot’s operations and provide an exceptional experience for Scoot’s passengers.”
Passengers traveling on Scoot’s new Dreamliner will experience such features as larger, electronically dimmable windows and larger overhead luggage bins. The lower cabin altitude, higher humidity levels, advanced air filtration and smoother-ride technology, help make the flying experience more comfortable and allow passengers to arrive at their destination more refreshed.
The airline will take delivery of an additional 19 Dreamliners. Theses were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten -8 aircraft.