Scoot Airline Flights New Budget Airlines from Singapore
The new budget airline (scoot airlines) launched in Singapore this week is capitalising on a growing demand for low-cost budget travel around Asia. Scoot Airline is Singapore Airlines latest venture and describes itself as a medium to long-haul no-frills budget carrier which will fly to destinations five to 10 hours away. Initially this will include cities in China and Australia. It is one of 4 new carriers being launched in south east Asia over the next 12 months as rapid economic growth has boosted household incomes and the opportunity for foreign travel.
Thai Airways plans to to launch two scoot airlines booking new budget low cost airlines including Thai Smile Airlines in July 2012. The airline has also announced plans for an "ultra low-cost budget carrier" although no timetable has been given. According to airplane manufacturer Boeing, intra-regional passenger demand is predicted to grow by an average of 7.4 per cent in Asia per year, compared to just 2.3 per cent for North America and 4 per cent for Europe.
AirAsia owns Queens Park Rangers football club, pioneered low-cost air budget travel in travel in Asia in 2001 and the industry has rapidly expanded in the past decade.
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