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Thu, 21 January 2016

Scoot Signs Interline Agreement with Virgin Australia

Scoot and Virgin Australia have signed an interline arrangement which will extend to all Virgin Australia flights into Hobart and Launceston.

 Scoot, the low-cost, medium-haul arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, operates an all Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to 18 destinations in eight countries/regions, including non-stop services from Singapore to Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne.

Through its partnership with Virgin Australia, Scoot will now be able to connect its Singapore-Melbourne service to Virgin Australia services operating between Melbourne, Hobart and Launceston.

The interline arrangement means that travellers will now be able to book flights all the way from Singapore through to Tasmania via Melbourne on a single ticket. Tasmanians and visitors leaving the state can also book flights departing Hobart or Launceston to Singapore via Melbourne on a single ticket.

The arrangement enhances connectivity between Tasmania and Singapore, complementing Scoots existing Singapore-Sydney connection to Virgin Australias services operating between Sydney, Hobart and Launceston.

Scoot Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Wilson said, Since Scoot commenced flights between Singapore and Melbourne last November, the response has been amazing. Our fantastic value airfares, plentiful choices and service with Scootitude have clearly proved a hit, so were delighted to making them even more accessible to Tasmanians and overseas visitors though the extension of our partnership with Virgin Australia.

The Tasmanian Government has a goal of attracting 1.5 million visitors to its state every year by 2020; the Asia visitor market will play a key role in reaching this target.

The Tasmanian Governments Access 2020 Plan also shows that total air capacity will need to increase by 700,000 seats over the next five years or around 140,000 extra seats a year to achieve the 1.5 million visitor target. 

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