KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 – Boeing and Scoot Pte Ltd has announced the delivery of the Singapore-based airline’s first 787 Dreamliner.
The plane will play a key role in the low-cost carrier’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
“We are excited to be taking delivery of our very first 787 Dreamliner,” Scoot chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said in a statement issued from Everett, Washington today.
“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.
“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,” Wilson said.
The 787 is a family of technologically advanced, super-efficient aircraft with new passenger-pleasing features.
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide Scoot with unrivaled fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 percent less fuel and with 20 percent fewer emissions than the planes it replaces.
“We are proud to deliver the first 787 to Scoot and have them join the growing family of 787 operators,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice-president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Dinesh Keskar said.
“The new Dreamliner will bring great value to Scoot’s operations and provide an exceptional experience for Scoot’s passengers.”
Customers traveling on Scoot’s new 787 will experience the passenger-pleasing features of the Dreamliner such as larger, electronically dimmable windows and larger overhead luggage bins.
The lower cabin altitude, higher humidity levels, advanced air filtration and smoother-ride technology, help make the flying experience more comfortable and allow passengers to arrive at their destination more refreshed.
The airline will take delivery of an additional 19 787 Dreamliners.
The planes were originally ordered by Scoot’s parent company, Singapore Airlines, which included ten 787-9 and ten 787-8s. (BERNAMA)