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Scoot Airlines, the name that Singapore Air has given to its new cheap flights budget carrier. Would scoot flights be able to similarly revive the romance of air flights, providing that badly needed spark in an embattled industry. Singapore airlines has said that scoot flights would not be your usual airline. Scoot Airlines CEO has explained the deliberateness of trying to avoid the descriptive meaning "airline" and its variations moniker attached to the scoot flights branding. What Scoot Airlines has done is following in the tradition of United flights and others of naming budget offshoots short and sweet, such names as TED, Go, Song and Scoot Air Zip.
Scoot Airlines is promoted as an airline with a different attitude and flight experince, should distinguish itself from the rest by its scoot-a-tude flights. The name conveys spontaneity, movement, informality and a touch Scoot Air of quirkiness. If you remember another Singapore Airline subsidiary by the name of Tradewinds which commenced services in 1989 before it changed its name to Silk Air in 1992.
Tradewinds Airline scoots was marketed as a regional airline flights for leisure travel, operating to largely vacation destinations such as Hat Yai in Thailand, Pattaya and Phuket. One begins to wonder if Scoot Flights is meant to be a true low cost cheap budget airline the way that Ryan airlines continues to be doing away with conventional procedures to reduce flight cost. While Scoot flights promises great value budget airfares up to 40 per cent less than legacy airlines, the consumer would be more interested to know how scoot flights compares with other notable budget carriers than with the popular airlines.
Scoot Flights may be able to offer a different experience that travellers booking would be willing to pay for. There lies a big challenge for scoot flights as the scope for differentiation in the low-cost budget sector may be restricted by other costs. Singapore Airlines knows from experience that a new attitude holds the key to success in the airline business. Scoot looks set to be the SIA of budget airline.
Would scoot flights be able to build up a loyal clan of travellers with this new attitude for whatever price it charges the way that Ryan Airlines relies on a market segment whose travellers will continue to fly between European airports for as low cost of US$20 even though they complain about the lack of service.
Flight booking at scoot is expected to start operations in 2012, beginning with destinations in Australasia and China. The first victim of its start-up may be sibling Tiger Air, Singapore airlines other budget carrier in which it has a 39-per-cent stake.
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