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Scoot Begins Embraer E-190 E2 Commercial Flights

DALLAS — Singaporean low-cost airline Scoot (TR) has officially joined the E2 operators club after inaugurating commercial flights from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Krabi, Thailand, with its brand new Embraer E-190 E2 aircraft.

The subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SQ) took delivery of the first E2 Jet on April 11, 2024, and took almost one month to make all the necessary preparations for the plane’s debut in its route network. It expects to fly a total of 9 members of the family, all dry-leased by Azorra, a lessor with very close ties with the Brazilian airline.

The delivery flight of the first Scoot E2 took over 3 days to complete between Brazil and Singapore: Image: Airways

Scoot Embraer Destinations

The first flight took place between the airline’s hub, Singapore-Changi Airport, and the Thai coastal city of Krabi, well known for its breathtaking landscapes and paradise beaches. Soon, a second city in Thailand, Hat Yai, will join the growing destination list of the Scoot Embraer E-190 E2.

Delivering the airframe to its customer was surely one of the most complex logistical challenges for TR, as the jet had to travel a 10.654-mile, six-stop journey from Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil to Singapore, as the range of the E-190 E2 doesn’t allow for non-stop flights across the Pacific Ocean.

While the initial plan was to fly via Dubai-Al Maktoum Airport (DWC), the large Middle-Eastern Airspace closure in April forced an unplanned deviation via Baku (GYD) to make the delivery flight possible.

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