After successfully completing its flight trials earlier this week, low-cost carrier Scoot is all set for its move to Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) on 22 October 2019.
The move was announced in a joint press release with Changi Airport Group on 18 July 2019, as the airline seeks to facilitate its projected double-digit annual growth for the next three years.
Since August 2019, the airline has commenced various operational and systems trials to ensure that all systems are go ahead of its scheduled move. These culminated in two flight trials on 17 September and 2 October, respectively.
According to the airline, a total of 522 customers, including 5 infants, were involved in the flight trials, and over 250 pieces of baggage, weighing over 3,660 kilograms, were processed.
“For almost two years, we have worked hard towards a seamless move of our operations to T1. Passengers for both trial flights were checked in and boarded on time; in addition, baggage and other flight handling essentials, such as catering and amenities, were uplifted with no issues. Our customers on these trial flights have also shared that the automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines at the new central zone are user-friendly,” said Mr Ng Chee Keong, Scoot’s Chief Operations Officer.
“We will continue to work closely with Changi Airport Group and our service partners to ensure a smooth transition, with extra staff presence planned at both T2 and T1. With that, we are looking forward to welcoming over 10,000 customers at our new home on 22 October 2019,” he added.
Since July 2019, Scoot has been updating customers of the move on its website and social media channels, via email, and on the Scoot mobile app. At the airport, informational standees have been placed at the T1 and T2 departure and arrival levels. On-board announcements for flights into Singapore have also been updated as of 1 October, to inform customers of the upcoming move.
The last Scoot flight from T2 will be TR156 from Singapore to Shenyang, departing 2.55am local time on 22 October. The first Scoot flight from T1 will be TR100 from Singapore to Guangzhou, departing 5.15am local time on 22 October.
The last Scoot flight arriving into T2 will be TR431 from Kuching to Singapore on 21 October, with scheduled arrival at 11.55pm local time. The first Scoot flight arriving into T1 is TR895 from Kaohsiung to Singapore on 22 October, with scheduled arrival at 12.05am local time.