With lashings of beer, some curried sausages and the unmistakeable sight of a man in lederhosen, Scoot announced the next exciting chapter in their ongoing development last night.
The airline will be launching flights to Berlin on June 20 with fares from as low as $379 in economy (ex-Perth, one way) to an extremely affordable $2,158 in ScootBiz from Sydney. It is the airline’s third long-haul destination (after Athens and Honolulu) with flights going four times a week to the German capital via Singapore.
At an industry function in Sydney last night, media and travel industry representatives gathered at the Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe to christen the new service in typical German style.
“Off the back of our success in 2017 and 2018 we have made some further investments in Australia,” said Jared Simcox, General Manager, Australia.
“We have committed to increasing our capacity to the Gold Coast by 19,000 seats a year. We expect that investment will bring an additional $42 million into the local economy. We have made similar commitments to increasing capacity into Sydney and Melbourne.
“This is re-affirming our position as a low-cost carrier that is here to stay and one that is working.”
The new Berlin service will be aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will leave Singapore on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The aircraft features large overhead bins, in-flight Wi-Fi, in-seat power and cabin controls that aid rest and recovery to overcome jetlag.
“We are creating opportunities for people to travel who may not otherwise be able to and giving everybody, regardless of class, culture or origin, the opportunity to go out there and explore. That’s what’s important to us.”