Singapore-based Scoot Pte Ltd. has taken delivery of the long-haul, low-cost airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The aircraft, a Boeing 787-9, will play a key role in the low-cost carrier’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet, according to Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“We are excited to be taking delivery of our very first 787 Dreamliner,” said Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s chief executive officer. “The Dreamliner represents a step-change for Scoot, allowing us to take our onboard customer experience to a new level and to greatly expand our network.”
Wilson added: “The 787’s significant advances in efficiency will enable Scoot to continue offering safe and reliable service, with increased comfort and even greater-value airfares.”
Scoot will take delivery of an additional 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The aircraft were originally ordered by parent company Singapore Airlines, the order including 787-9s and 10 787-8s.