Low cost airline, Scoot, has taken delivery of the Boeing 787-8, named “Mous-Scoot-Ka” (named after the popular Greek dish Moussaka) during a handover ceremony at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, USA.
“Our vision of serving not just passengers in the region, but also those beyond, is being realised with Mous-Scoot-Ka and its fellow crew-bunk-fitted 787 Dreamliners that will be joining our fleet this year. Scoot and our sister airline, Tigerair, currently have a strong presence in the Asia Pacific with a network of 59 cities in 16 countries,” saidScoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin, who represented the airline at the ceremony.
Scoot is slated to delivery of four 787-8 Dreamliners fitted with crew bunks in 2017.
Each aircraft is configured to accommodate 329 passengers with 18 in the ScootBiz section.
In comparison, Scoot’s 787-8 aircraft without crew bunks are configured to accommodate 335 guests with 21 ScootBiz seats.
The overhead crew rests with six bunks on the new aircraft ensure that crew members receive their mandatory rest during long-haul flights, which are usually crewed by a team of 10 to 11 cabin crew members as compared to a crew of eight for shorter-haul flights within the region.
The two airlines have been working towards the operation of services under a single Scoot brand, following the integration of Scoot and Tigerair in May 2016, and are expected to complete this exercise in the second half of 2017.