Scoot’s Taipei flights to launch in September

Photo by James Morgan
Photo by James Morgan

Scoot has brought forward the launch date of its new Singapore-Taipei flights.

The Singapore-based low-cost carrier will commence services to the Taiwanese capital from 18 September 2012, rather than October as previously planned.

Flights will operate three times a week using a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, departing Singapore Changi airport’s Terminal 2 at 0105 and arriving at Taipei’s Taoyuan airport at 0540. The return service will leave Taipei at 1540, getting back into Singapore at 2010.

Tickets for Taipei, which will become the airline’s fifth destination, go on sale today (Monday 9 July).

“Like Singapore, Taipei is a bustling metropolitan city packed with many things to do. Eating, shopping, cultural activities and great access to outdoor pursuits throughout the year,” said Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO. “Taipei’s cheap and exotic delicacies at the infamous night markets, hot springs and nature reserves are so much closer with Scoot’s incredibly affordable airfares.”

Scoot, which is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, launched last month with flights to Sydney and the Gold Coast. Then on 5 July it added flights to Bangkok, and a new route to Tianjin will take-off in August. Following the launch of Taipei services, flights to Tokyo are expected to get underway by the end of the year.
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