Tuesday 10 February 2015

Scoot’s first B787 commercial service arrives in Perth


Dream Start to Perth!

Scoot's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner "Dream Start" welcomed with a water cannon salute

Inset: Dream Start's touch down at Perth Airport

Scoot, Asia/Pacific's Best Low Cost Airline[1], yesterday launched commercial service with its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Singapore to Perth.

Scoot's first 787-9, named "Dream Start", touched down as scheduled at Perth Airport at 6:15pm, 5th February, and was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute.

Officials from Perth Airport and Tourism Western Australia were among the welcome party to receive Dream Start and its guests from Singapore.

"The entry into commercial service of Scoot's 787 Dreamliner is the culmination of many years of preparation. It is an historic occasion for Scoot, and it is wonderful to be welcomed with such enthusiasm by the city of Perth," said Campbell Wilson, Scoot's CEO.

Campbell added, "Dream Start, like the 19 other 787s to follow over the next few years, is a game changer for Scoot. These aircraft will triple our fleet size, allow us to launch new destinations, add frequencies and continue offering unbeatable value airfares. With newly designed seats, inflight Internet connectivity and in-seat power, as well as larger windows, better humidity and cabin pressure, larger overhead luggage bins, Scoot's 787 sets a new standard in low-cost travel."

In addition to Perth, Scoot's 787 will be deployed to Hong Kong from today. All other Scoot destinations will progressively convert to 787 between now and August 2015, at which point Scoot will become the first airline in the world to operate an all-787 fleet.

Scoot's 787 Milestones:

With Dream Start's first commercial flight to Perth, it marks another significant moment in the series of milestones of Scoot's fleet renewal to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

October 2012 : Scoot signs order to acquire 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

June 2013 : Scoot selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power 787 fleet

September 2014 : Scoot starts 787 pilot training in Singapore

: Scoot's first 787 enters production in Seattle, USA

October 2014 : Scoot's Japan-built fuselage section blessed at a traditional Shinto

ceremony in Nagoya, Japan

: Roll out of Scoot's 787 in Seattle, USA (Watch video)

January 2015 : Unveiling of Scoot's Roll-Royce Trent 1000 engine built in Singapore

: Scoot's first 787 delivered in Seattle, USA

February 2015 : Arrival of Scoot's 787 in Singapore

: First commercial service from Singapore to Perth and Hong Kong

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[1] Scoot was voted 2015 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by

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