Scoot to start Jaipur-S'pore flight with 'Kamascootra' plane
Press Trust of India | New Delhi August 31, 2016 Last Updated at 19:22 IST
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Singapore’s no-frills airline Scoot will launch flight from Jaipurto the city state with a plane — called ‘Kamascootra’ — from October 2 as it expands services from the country.
Scoot, an arm of full-service carrier SingaporeAirlines, has flights from Chennaiand Amritsar.
Scoot’s Indiachief Bharath Mahadevan said the airline will be getting its 12th aircraft, Dreamliner, in the first week of September and it will be named in a unique way.
“To commemorate Indiaservices launch, we have decided to call the aircraft ‘Kamascootra’,” he said.
“This is the first time that Scoot has named an aircraft in honour of a particular country other than our home base Singapore.”
The name ‘Kamascootra’ is inspired by Vatsyayana’s text ‘Kamasutra’.
The “first ever non-stop flight” connecting Jaipurand Singaporewill be launched on October 2, he added. The plane will have 335 seats, including 21 premium economy.
“With Jaipur, we take another step towards the target of steadily increasing our operations in India,” Mahadevan, Scoot’s Country Head (India), told reporters here.
There will be three flights every week from Jaipurto Singaporetill October 29 and afterwards, the frequency will be increased to four.
Scoot operates wide-body aircraft while Tiger Airways flies narrow-body planes. The two carriers were merged into one entity — Budget Aviation Holdings Pte — which is part of SingaporeAirlines.
However, Scoot and Tiger Airways continue their services under their own brand names.
According to Mahadevan, Scoot and Tiger Airways together will have 50 weekly flights connecting eight destinations with Singaporefrom October 29 onwards.
Scoot began operations in May this year while Tiger Airways has been present in Indiasince 2007.
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