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Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson sets scorching pace of growth for the budget airline

Published on Feb 17, 2013 2:19 PM
 
Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson, 41, believes he is ahead of industry standards for launching his budget airline last year in 12 extraordinary months. Photo taken Feb 15, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN

Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson, 41, believes he is ahead of industry standards for launching his budget airline last year in 12 extraordinary months.

Most budget babies start with one or two narrow-body 180-seat single-class aircraft serving a couple of domestic or short-haul cities, and stay that way a couple of years, he tells Life!.

"Scoot, on the other hand, started with four 400-seat two-class widebody jets, sporting a fully-bespoke onboard product just 12 months after being a spreadsheet,'' he says.

Now aloft for seven months, Scoot flies to six countries and nine international cities including Sydney, Tokyo and Shenyang.

 
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