Scoot Melbourne Airlines new budget offshoot, Scoot airlines, will consider expanding its presence down-under in Australia to include destinations to Melbourne from as early as next year when it takes delivery of new planes. Scoot airlines chief executive, said the carrier had yet to decide whether to use several new Boeing 777s due to be delivered over the next year or two to bolster existing routes or to fly to new routes.
The long-haul low cost carrier only began flying last month, launching services from Sydney to Singapore and the Gold Coast using 2 Boeing 777-200 twin-aisle aircraft. It will bolster its fleet to four wide-body aircraft by October 2012, while another one or 2 aircrafts will arrive in 2013. The CEO said Scoot airlines could fly to a 3rdAustralian destination from as early as next year, and he mentioned out Melbourne as the most likely. Melbourne Airport has been in talks with Scoot airways for some time.
Scoot operates daily destinations/routes to Sydney, while it flies 5 times a week to the Gold Coast. It also flies to Bangkok Thailand from Singapore and will begin flying to Tianjin China near Beijing next month.
Scoot had filled about 85 per cent of seats on flights since it launched services to Sydney last month. While conceding that returns 'are are not great the ceo said it had to be remembered that Scoot airlines had to release cheap low cost fares in order to build its brand and network in the region.
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