Scoot will return to China as border restrictions relax
02/24/2023|3:02:23 PM|Simple Flying

With border restrictions relaxed, the budget arm of Singapore Airlines, Scoot, will restore its China network to more than half its pre-pandemic capacity by this June. Before the pandemic, the low-cost carrier operated an estimated 107 weekly flights to China, which will progressively increase from 14 weekly to 57 weekly.

From now until the end of Northern Winter 2022, which is around March 25th this year, Scoot will progressively increase its total flights to China from the existing 14-time weekly to approximately 26-times weekly. The budget carrier will step up frequencies to seven cities, including Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Tianjin, and Zhengzhou.

Scoot's pace of resumption will continue into the Northern Summer, which spans from March 26th to October 28th this year, and will see the airline resume flights to Haikou, Ningbo, and Xi'an in April and will reinstate flight services to Nanning and Shentang in May.

All flight resumptions will see a frequency schedule of thrice weekly, and except for the Singapore-Shenyang route utilizing the Boeing 787, the other routes are expected to use the Airbus A320s. And by the end of June 2023, the airline's passengers can look forward to 57-times weekly flights to China.

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