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Tue, 30 July 2019

Scoot to Expand Fleet with 16 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Scoot confirmed on Monday that it will add 16 brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet.

Of the 16 aircraft, six are an upsize from Scoot’s current A320neo order from Airbus, while 10 will be leased.

The first aircraft, named “Wings of Change”, will be delivered in the last quarter of 2020 and will be used on medium-haul routes within six hours of Singapore.

The A321neos, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, will be delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line.

Scoot Airbus A321neo. Click to enlarge.

The single-aisle aircraft will be fitted with 236 seats, 50 more than that of the A320neo.

Scoot CEO, Mr Lee Lik Hsin, said, “The A321neos will inject growth possibilities to our network plans for 2020 and beyond, and it is indeed apt that we have named the first aircraft ‘Wings of Change’. Customers will be greeted by our brand-new cabin interiors, with seat products they are already familiar with. We hope the process of introducing this new fleet into our Scoot family will be as exciting for our customers as it is for us.”

With the A321neo’s enhanced sharklets, fuel-efficient engines and latest cabin innovations in the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, there is an expected fuel cost savings of 12% as compared to the A320neos and 20% as compared to the A320ceos. On the environmental front, there is an expected 50% reduction in noise footprint and nitrogen oxide emissions as well as a reduction of 5,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide per year, per aircraft.

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