Singaporean budget airline Scoot announced new flights to India. The airline has launched flights to six major Indian destinations, including Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Amritsar and Trivandrum. Among the six destinations, flights to Trivandrum, Coimbatore and Vishakhapatnam are new additions. The services started on December 28, 2021.
The airline has announced launch offers, which the passengers can grab if booked via Scoot airline’s mobile app or website. The flights will be operational under India and Singapore’s existing air bubble arrangement.
Scoot flights are not a part of the Singapore VTL scheme
Scoot flights to India will not be a part of Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement, allowing eligible passengers to enjoy quarantine-free entry to Singapore if they meet VTL requirements.
Singapore has currently frozen all-new ticket sales under the VTL scheme. The country has ceased the scheme temporarily to reduce Singapore’s exposure to imported cases of Omicron infection. The VTL scheme is put on hold from December 20 to January 20.
From January 21, when the VTL scheme gets revised, the Government has decided to accept only half of the allotted quota from the applications received. Travellers who already have a VTL pass can continue travel as per the arrangements.
The passengers booking the new Scoot flights will have to follow all existing COVID-19 regulations and healthcare guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health in Singapore. One such regulation mandates the travellers to follow seven-day home quarantine in Singapore.
Scoot has resumed all its services from India to Singapore by the new launch. The services remained suspended from April 2021. Unlike the previous days, the flights will be operational three days a week – Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Besides passenger services, cargo service via Scoot is also open. Perishable items such as vegetables and fruits can be quickly shipped to Singapore.
Last week, Scoot announced a ‘Scoot in silence’ section, where children under age 12 are not allowed. The section is located between rows 21 and 25 and features extra legroom. Passengers can avoid travelling with babies if they book seats in these sections.
Scoot is a subsidiary airline owned by Singapore Airlines, operating flights in India since 2016.