SCOOT’S FIRST U.S. FLIGHT TO HONOLULU TAKES OFF
Left to right: Hawaiian performers, Nicholas and Pauline, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs, Kalani L. H. Kaʻanāʻanā, Scoot CEO, Lee Lik Hsin, respected Hawaiian cultural practitioner, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Embassy Singapore’s International Industry Representative, Pedro A. Gambarina
Scoot commences four-times-weekly direct services to maiden U.S. destination, via non-stop Osaka services from Singapore
Scoot’s first U.S. flight has departed Singapore for Honolulu today and is scheduled to land in Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) Airport at about 7.30am Hawai‘i time (1.30am Singapore time tomorrow). The inaugural flight marks the start of Scoot’s four-times-weekly operations between Singapore and Honolulu via Osaka, as well as Scoot’s first non-stop Singapore-Osaka services on top of existing three-times-weekly services via Bangkok and Kaohsiung. The Singapore-Osaka-Honolulu route will be operated on a twin-aisled Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with a total capacity of 329 seats.
“We are excited about entering the U.S. market with a destination as special as Hawai‘i,” said Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot CEO. “We look forward to connecting our two communities which are both known for their rich multi-cultural heritage. We are confident that travellers from Singapore and the region are eager to visit Hawai‘i as a world-famous vacation destination.”
In true Scootitude fashion, passengers onboard the inaugural flight will enjoy inflight activities and games with prizes, and on arrival in Honolulu, they will be greeted with fresh flower lei, Hawaiian music, hula, and refreshments. To commemorate Scoot’s entry to Hawai‘i, it will be making a donation of USD 20,000 to a local non-profit organization, Nā Kama Kai. Nā Kama Kai educates Hawai‘i’s children about the importance of taking care of Hawai‘i’s fragile natural environment.
Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over fifty million guests and now operates a fleet of 16 state of the art, wide body Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 24 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 63 destinations across 17 countries with Kuantan and Berlin to join the network soon. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected flights as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscoot.