Scoot to receive first of 16 A321neos in Q4 2020
July 30, 2019: Scoot will introduce its first A321neo aircraft into its fleet after it is delivered in the last quarter of 2020.
July 30, 2019: Scoot will introduce its first A321neo aircraft into its fleet after it is delivered in the last quarter of 2020. The first aircraft named 'Wings of Change' is part of the 16 brand-new A321neo aircraft, which the airline will use on routes within six hours (medium-haul markets).
Of the 16 aircraft, six are an upsize from Scoot’s current A320neo order from Airbus, while 10 will be leased.
The A321neos, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, will be delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line. The single-aisle aircraft will be fitted with 236 seats, 50 more than that of the A320neo.
Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin said, “The A321neos will inject growth possibilities to our network plans for 2020 and beyond, and it is indeed apt that we have named the first aircraft ‘Wings of Change’. Customers will be greeted by our brand-new cabin interiors, with seat products they are already familiar with. We hope the process of introducing this new fleet into our Scoot family will be as exciting for our customers as it is for us.”
Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, expects fuel cost savings of 12 percent as compared to the A320neos and 20 percent as compared to the A320ceos. On the environmental front, there is an expected 50 percent reduction in noise footprint and nitrogen oxide emissions, as well as a reduction of 5,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide per year per aircraft.