Scoot launches new Airbus A320 on Singapore-Taiwan route

Airbus A320neo begins service of Singapore-Taoyuan route

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Scoot Airlines jet.

Scoot Airlines jet. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Budget airline Scoot has begun to use its new fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft on its Singapore-Taoyuan route, reported CNA.

General manager of Scoot Taiwan, Lee Yu-hsiu (李育修), said the new aircraft began service of the route on Dec. 3, with the aircraft making three or four trips per week.

Singapore-based Scoot first took to the skies in 2012, and the airline is set to receive 38 more A320neo airplanes in the future. At present, the other 25 flights between Singapore and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport are serviced by the airline's Boeing 737s airplanes.

Lee said that in the second quarter of 2019, the airline will add an additional 13 destinations to its catalog, including Luang Prabang and Vientiane in Laos, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, and Visakhapatnam in India, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.

Lee described Taiwan as an important hub in the airline’s network, and noted a host of direct flights between Taiwan and popular tourist destinations across Asia.