Scoot :’s First Direct Flight from Singapore Touches Down in Honolulu
Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Scoot, landed its first U.S. flight at
Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) Airport in Honolulu today. The
flight from Singapore through Osaka is also the first direct route from
Honolulu to Singapore using the 787 Dreamliner.
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Scoot 787 In-air (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are excited about entering the U.S. market with a destination as
special as Hawaii,” said Mr. Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot CEO. “We look forward
to connecting our two communities which are both known for their rich
multi-cultural heritage. We are confident that travellers from Singapore
and the region are eager to visit Hawai‘i as a world-famous vacation
Today’s flight landed at 7:30 a.m. with 319 passengers flying in from
both Singapore and Japan. The return flight to Singapore via Osaka
departed at 9:35 a.m. and is scheduled to land at 2 p.m. local time on
Wednesday, December 20 at Osaka. The four-times-weekly flights will be
operated on a twin-aisled Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a total capacity of
“Scoot’s flight today is great news for Hawaii and our local economy,”
said Governor David Ige. “The flight is estimated to provide $79.7
million in visitor spending and $9.3 million in state tax revenue and
help to grow and support our tourism industry. This will also provide
our local residents with more opportunities to visit a major Southeast
Arriving passengers were greeted at HNL with fresh flower lei, Hawaiian
music, hula, and refreshments. A traditional Hawaiian blessing was also
held at Scoot’s check-in counter.
“Our tourism industry is thrilled to welcome Scoot to Hawaii and we
appreciate how this new service makes it more inviting for travellers
from Singapore to experience the beautiful Hawaiian Islands,” said
George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
“Scoot’s customers will enjoy our aloha spirit and warmth of
hospitality, as well as the diversity of culture, activities, cuisine
and beautiful settings to be discovered throughout the islands.”
Based out of Singapore, Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore
Airlines Group. It was voted the Best Low-Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by
AirlineRatings.com for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
For more information on Scoot, visit flyscoot.com.