SINGAPORE, 26 November 2021: Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of
Singapore Airlines, will resume passenger services between Singapore and India
effective 29 November.
The two countries successfully negotiated an air travel bubble
arrangement that opened the door for airlines to resume flights between gateway
cities in India and Singapore.
Scoot will resume its Singapore-Hyderabad service with four weekly
flights effective operated by an A320 aircraft. Following that relaunch, Scoot
announced this week it will resume its Singapore-Tiruchirappalli service with
three-weekly flights effective 2 December 2021. Flights increase to five weekly
from 2 January 2022.
Starting January 2022, Scoot will also resume its
Singapore-Amritsar service with five weekly flights operated by Scoot’s Boeing
787 Dreamliners in an economy and ScootPlus seating configuration.
All the flights are subject to regulatory approvals and will be
operated as non-Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights. Customers on these
flights must meet entry requirements in Singapore and will be subject to
prevailing health control measures, including a seven-day quarantine in
Singapore. All customers flying to India from Singapore must also ensure that
they meet the prevailing entry requirements.
Pre-Covid, Scoot operated six routes to India — Amritsar, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum, and Visakhapatnam.
Plans are unfolding to kick-start flights to the remaining four
safe destinations as Singapore and India gradually reopen to international air
travel. Initially, the flights will cater to travellers reuniting
relatives and essential business travel after 20 months of lockdowns and travel
restrictions. Leisure travel will depend on tour operators in both countries
working on “new normal” package tours that include Covid-19 test fees if
required and appropriate insurance cover.