Scoot’s First E190-E2 Aircraft Arrives in Singapore Changi Airport

  • 17 Apr 2024
The Explorer 3.0. Photo: Aerophotoworks for AAIS

On 15 April 2024, Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), announced the arrival of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft at Singapore Changi Airport.

Scoot’s latest addition, named Explorer 3.0, marks the initial arrival of Scoot’s nine new E190-E2s in Singapore. The second aircraft is scheduled to arrive by end of April, with the remaining seven expected to be progressively delivered by the end of 2025.

Handed over to Scoot at Embraer’s production facility in São José dos Campos Brazil on 11 April 2024, the aircraft took off from Brazil on the next day, making multiple fuel stops before receiving a water cannon salute upon reaching Singapore on 15 April 2024.

Scoot's E190-E2 making its arrival in Singapore Changi Airport. Photo: Scoot
Scoot's first E190-E2 receives a water cannon salute upon arrival in Singapore. Photo: Scoot

Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, Mr Leslie Thng, mentioned that they were excited to receive their first E190-E2 aircraft in Singapore. “This milestone marks the start of a new chapter for Scoot and it is made possible with the hard work of our staff and support of our valued partners including Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Changi Airport Group (CAG), Embraer and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) who have worked closely with us over the past year to ensure that the E190-E2 aircraft are ready for entry into service. We look forward to welcoming our customers on board our new aircraft soon.”

A close up shot of the Explorer 3.0 aircraft. Photo: Aerophotoworks for AAIS

Scoot’s E190-E2 services are set to commence in May 2024, following the delivery of the first aircraft. The Explorer 3.0 will take over Scoot’s existing flights to Krabi and Hat Yai starting from 7 May 2024, boosting flight frequencies to both destinations from 7 to 10 times weekly. The delivery of the second E2 aircraft is also scheduled in April 2024 and its induction will allow Scoot to expand its operations to four additional cities – Koh Samui, Kuantan, Miri, and Sibu, two of which are newly added destinations.

The introduction of the new E190-E2 fleet will improve Scoot’s ability to connect passengers to and through the Singapore hub and beyond. With the new additional flights to Koh Samui and Sibu, Scoot’s network will expand to 69 destinations, enhancing the airline’s connectivity in the region and reinforcing Singapore’s status as a regional hub. By June 2024, together with destinations served by its existing fleet, the airline will offer 103 weekly flights to Malaysia and 92 weekly flights to Thailand.

Scoot's E190-E2 taxiing after arrival at Singapore Changi Airport. Photo: Aerophotoworks for AAIS

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