Scoot now flies to Berlin and will link the capital with Singapore in Asia. The direct flight will operate four times a week. Scoot is a low-cost daughter company of Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group and was voted the best low-cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region for the fourth year in a row. Berlin is Scoot’s third long-haul connection after Athens (Greece) and Honolulu (USA).
Mr Vinod Kannan, Scoot’s Chief Commercial Officer
“As the most exciting city in the world for millennials, the addition of Berlin resonates with the Scoot brand and opens up yet another part of the continent for us since we launched Athens exactly a year ago. For travellers from both the Asia Pacific and Europe, Scoot offers a low-cost option to travel across our global network and pay only for the products and services that they need, without compromising on comfort and safety.”
Mr Michael Müller, Serving Mayor of Berlin
“Scoot recognised the business potential of the capital region ahead of many other airlines and it boldly and foresightedly established a Berlin-Singapore link. Nowhere near all economic regions are able to produce such dynamic economic development as Berlin. As a lucrative long-haul destination, the capital region will no longer remain an insider tip.”
Singapore’s Ambassador to Germany Mr Laurence Bay
“Scoot’s arrival in Berlin marks a new milestone in our bilateral relationship and enhances connectivity. I am confident it will better position our two countries as strategic gateways to the rest of Asia and Europe.”
Mr Rainer Bretschneider, Supervisory Board Chairman of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport
“Even in Brandenburg, there are many companies that are interested in good international connections to develop their business. I am therefore delighted by the new link.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Management Board Chairman of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport
“The new link is a major advance for the connectivity of the capital region. Changi Airport in Singapore is the principal Asian hub. Destinations in Asia and Australia are now easier to reach from Berlin.”
Mr Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin
“Scoot connects Berlin with an important hub in Asia. Particularly for the Australians who love Berlin, we are now only one stop away. The commitment demonstrates that foresighted airlines are already positioning themselves for BER and other long-haul routes.”
Information about the maiden voyage Singapore – Berlin – Singapore
Flight TR734 took off from Changi Airport in Singapore at 00:25 local time and was greeted in Berlin with a water fountain at 07:20 local time. The wide-body aircraft, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, christened „Bo-Jio“, accommodated 311 passengers at 95% capacity. The passengers came from Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. Approximately half of them were between 18 and 35 years old. Scoot, known for their unique and cheerful company culture, have made a name for themselves with neon parties, band performances and even a wedding on board their flights. In line with Berlin’s reputation as Europe’s party capital, the passengers of today’s debut flight were invited to a dance party with electronic music and prize contests.
With the flight number TR735 and with 326 passengers booked in, „Bo-Jio“ took off for Singapore from Berlin Tegel after the debut flight festivities. The passengers came from Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Sweden and other European countries.
Flight plan for the Berlin – Singapore connection:
|Berlin-Singapore||09:40am||03:45am (+1)||Mo, We, Fri, Sun|
|Singapore-Berlin||00:25am||07:20am||Mo, We, Fri, Sun|
Always local time
Following the debut flight, Scoot offers an attractive range of flights from €175 for Economy FLY+ and €520 for ScootBiz! starting immediately and until 30th June to destinations in the Scoot network from Berlin. Details can be found in the press release attachment.