JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Scoot Tigerair Pt Ltd, a low-cost carrier owned by Singapore Airlines opened its inaugural flight to Palembang, South Sumatra, on Thursday (11/23/2017).
Route of Singapore - Palembang has a frequency of four times a week. It also adds to the list of Scoot’s destinations in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar.
Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot Vinod Kannan said Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia and the second largest city in Sumatra. Known as the Venice of the East, he added, Palembang is rich in history and cultural heritage and has the potential to become a tourist destination.
"We are excited to take over the SilkAir route and launch the Scoot brand in Palembang, to connect Palembang with Singapore and various other destinations," Kannan said.
Meanwhile, Plt Executive General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II Sundjaya said AP II was honored that Scoot chose Palembang as a destination. AP II is the manager of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport in Palembang.
He continued, the new Singapore – Palembang route not only offers the Palembang community the ease of traveling to Singapore and other destinations, but is happy to welcome Scoot passengers to visit Palembang as a cultural, natural and culinary destination.
In addition to opening the Palembang route, Scoot also increases the frequency of its flights to Denpasar to three times a day,
Scoot network covers 61 destinations in 16 countries, including China, India, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Greece. Scoot operates a fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 23 Airbus A320 aircrafts.
There are also 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320 aircrafts being booked by the airline. In addition to Singapore, passengers from Palembang and other cities in Indonesia can fly with Scoot to enjoy the beauty of the Maldives, explore ancient Greek sites in Athens, and experience the winter in Hokkaido.