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Mon, 2 April 2018

Scoot Increases Singapore - Gold Coast Flights

Scoot has increased the number of flights it operates between Singapore and the Gold Coast of Australia.

The airline previously operated four Boeing 787 Dreamliner return flights per week. This has now been increased to five times per week, generating an estimated boost to the Australian economy of up to $42.2 million.

 Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones welcomed the increase in service from April 2018, attracting almost 19,000 extra passengers and supporting up to 170 jobs over the next 12 months.

Scoot Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reg: 9V-OJC taking off. Click to enlarge.

“It’s great to continue to build on this successful service through the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund in time for the pinnacle event of the year – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - as well as other upcoming events popular with Singaporean travellers including the Gold Coast Marathon, which saw a 16 per cent increase from Singaporean participants in 2017,” Ms Jones said. “Singapore is an important international gateway for Queensland and this increased capacity will allow us to grow and better connect with this market, which is a major focus for Trade 2018 – the overarching Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program.”

Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter congratulated Scoot on adding the extra service.

“Our partnership with Scoot was their first globally and has since delivered great results for both parties,” Mr Winter said. “We currently welcome more than 30,000 visitors a year from Singapore to the Gold Coast and this will only increase with the expanded capacity. As a hub for travellers throughout Asia, the Singapore-direct service is also of major importance to us, and as markets mature, will bring travellers from throughout the region.”

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