Low cost airline Scoot has announced it will begin operating Boeing 787 Dreamliners on all Australian routes from 1 May 2015.
Tomorrow, the airline’s third 787 Dreamliner, named Inspiring Spirit, will begin flying on the Gold Coast route.
Perth and Sydney are already utilising the aircraft and when the Melbourne service commences later this year it will also be operated by 787s.
Scoot chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said introducing the 787 has “raised the bar” for Scoot’s low cost travel model.
“Everyone’s loving the extra comfy seats, new cabin environment that’s literally more refreshing, features such as inflight Internet connectivity and in-seat power, along with all the other features people have come to expect from Scoot,” Mr Wilson said.
“Add our unbeatable airfares and unique Scootitude, there’s no better way to get outta here than on Scoot’s 787.”
The inclusion of more 787 aircraft will enable the airline to increase the frequency of its services to Australia.
Sydney and Perth routes will soon be offered daily and the Gold Coast flights will operate five times per week.
Melbourne’s service will also be offered five times per week when it commences on 1 November this year.
All flights will be a non-stop service to and from Singapore.
Founded in 2012, Scoot has carried more than 4.3 million passengers and first introduced the 787 aircraft to Australia in February this year.