Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ long-haul low-cost carrier, has unveiled plans to launch a new service to Sapporo.
Commencing on 1 October 2016, the new route will operate three times a week from Singapore to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport, via Taipei.
Flights will depart Singapore at 0615 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Sapporo at 1655. The stop in Taipei will last just over an hour. Return flights will leave Sapporo on the same days at 1930 and arrive back in Singapore at 0450 the following morning, again with a one-hour stop in Taipei.
As with all Scoot flights, the Sapporo route will be operated using a two-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
“The perfectly cool year-round climate, even in summer, makes it a breeze to enjoy Hokkaido’s famed seafood and agricultural produce, luxuriate in the freedom of self-drive tours, and appreciate its wealth of natural wonders like the renowned flower fields,” said Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson.
“Being relatively unspoilt, Hokkaido also draws many outdoor lovers such as skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons, and cyclists, campers and hikers when it’s warmer. With Scoot, you can now experience the well-loved wonders of Hokkaido all year at unbeatable value.”
Sapporo will be Scoot’s third destination in Japan, after Osaka and Tokyo, and the new route takes the total number of flights the airline operates to the country to 16 per week.
The airline currently flies to 17 destinations across the Asia Pacific region, and will launch its first Middle Eastern route to Jeddah on 2 May 2016.