Singapore Airlines Long Haul LCC “Scoot” Completes Inaugural Flight
Singapore Airlines' new low cost carrier, "Scoot", completed its first flight today. The Boeing 777 left Singapore's Changi International Airport around 1:00 AM local time Tuesday morning and arrived in Sydney, Australia seven hours later. However, the first flight didn't go without incident. Due to a technical glitch on the ground in Singapore, the flight had to return to the gate and suffered a 100 minute delay. Luckily the flight didn't run into any other problems and ended up in Sydney only an hour behind schedule. Inaugural Flight: Scoot #2 Tickets on the new airline cost about half as much as those on a full service carrier. Scoot is scheduled to add service to Tokyo, Japan and Taipei, Taiwan later this year.