Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has started operating its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft with a launch event at Singapore Changi Airport.

The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Chee Hong Tat, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance and guests who attended the event got a first look at the E190-E2 aircraft interior, which includes 112 seats in a 2-2 single class configuration, a standard seat pitch of 29-inches, and larger cabin windows.

The E190-E2 is also currently the industry’s quietest and most fuel efficient single-aisle aircraft.

“Today’s launch of our first E190-E2 would not have been possible without the support of our partners and unwavering commitment of all our staff to ensure a successful entry into service,” said Scoot Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Thng.

“The E190-E2, with its modern operating capabilities and fuel-efficient credentials, was a natural choice as we looked to grow Scoot’s fleet.

“We are confident that with this new-generation aircraft, we will continue to strengthen our presence in the region, enhance our connectivity to non-metro destinations and provide our customers with even more memorable travel experiences.” said.

The first E190-E2 took off on its inaugural flights to Krabi and Hat Yai while the second E190-E2 aircraft has also arrived in Singapore and is in the final phase of preparations for operations.

The remaining seven aircraft are expected to be progressively delivered by the end of 2025.

As of 7 May 2024, Scoot currently flies to 67 destinations across 15 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management