Budget Airline Scoot to Operate from Changi T1 Late this Year

Budget travellers flying through and from Singapore have good news to look forward to starting the end of this year as more travel options will be available to them, packaged in quality Singaporean flight service bannered by Changi, which is considered Asia’s busiest and most connected international airport.

Budget travellers can now plan for their trips with lesser worries in mind because they can always take advantage of great promotions from airlines such as Scoot, which is Singapore Airlines’ low-cost arm, and at the same time, gain new travel experiences with great value as they soon will have a bigger and better place to settle in – Changi Terminal 1.

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Scoot Announces Transfer to Changi Terminal 1 Starting this October

Low-cost carrier Scoot announced on Thursday (July 18) that it will move its operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 (T1) at Changi Airport on Oct 22.

The decision aims to “facilitate Scoot’s growth in the next few years”, according to a joint media release of the airline with Changi Airport Group.

According to the statement, “Since April 2019, Scoot has launched eight new destinations in China, India, Laos, and Malaysia, as part of expansion plans for the future.”

The airline also noted that it remains on track to launch nine more new routes by the end of 2020.

Riding on this remarkable wave of growth, Scoot explained that customer experience will “play an even bigger role” in the success of their operations. Check-in experience, in particular, has been identified as one of the top three areas which the airline wanted to improve.

Furthermore, a notice on its website shared that Scoot’s check-in counters at T1 will be located at rows 5 to 7 on the departure level.

Changi airport, on the other hand, has undertaken upgrading works over the last five years to expand the passenger handling capacity of T1.

Upgraded features to look out for include automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines at the departure hall, expansion of the meeters and greeters hall at the arrival level, as well as the integration of the terminal with the newest Jewel Changi Airport.

Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin explained that through this move, the brand can encourage more customers to use the expanded self-service facilities, to enjoy a quicker and more seamless check-in process.

Scoot began its operation under the wing of Singapore Airlines back in June 2012. Since, the airline has a fleet of 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 Airbus A320 aircraft for its operations.