As Singapore Airlines continues its integration of SilkAir under the SQ brand by 2020, 17 routes will be shifted to its low cost arm Scoot. Scoot will also suspend its services to Honolulu next summer.
Among the routes include destinations to cities in Laos, India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Malaysia, which will take into effect between 2019 and 2020. Scoot will also transfer some of its services to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.
Scoot will also end its four-times weekly flights to Honolulu in June 2019 citing weak demand. The service – which makes a stop in Osaka – was launched in 2017 and is one of the budget carrier’s long haul routes
As part of the integration of the SilkAir brand to Singapore Airlines, 14 Boeing 737-800 jets will also be transferred to Scoot.
“The route review will strengthen the SIA Group for the long term, with the right vehicles in our portfolio of airlines deployed to the right markets,” Chief Executive Goh Choon Phong said. For the overall integration of the SilkAir brand into its parent company, Goh added: “We are now at the half-way mark in our three-year Transformation Programme, and today’s announcement represents another significant development.”
- Honolulu (Scoot - June 2019)
SilkAir to Scoot
• Laos (Luang Prabang and Vientiane) in April 2019
• India (Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam) between May and October 2019
• China (Changsha, Fuzhou, Kunming and Wuhan) between May and June 2019
• Thailand (Chiang Mai) in October 2019
• Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) in December 2019
• Indonesia (Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Semarang and Yogyakarta) between May and July 2020
Scoot to Singapore Airlines
• Benglaru (May 2019)
• Chennai (May 2020)
Scoot to SilkAir
• Shenzhen (June 2019)
• Kochi (October 2019)