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Scoot to receive first B787 Dreamliner in November

Published on Feb 10, 2014 5:50 PM
 

Scoot, the Singapore-Airlines (SIA) owned budget carrier, will receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane in November this year.

The new plane, a Boeing 787-9, which is a stretch version of the Dreamliner, will be configured with 375 seats, Scoot said in a statement on Monday. It will also feature 35 all-leather seats in the airline's premium cabin ScootBiz, each of which will have an extendable leg-rest and a cradle to allow a passenger to recline more. All seats will have access to power points and Internet connectivity, said the airline.

The budget carrier had taken over the order for 20 Boeing-787 aircraft from SIA in late 2011, and had converted the order to 10 B787-9 aircraft, and 10 slightly smaller B787-8 aircraft.

The first B787-8 plane, with a capacity of about 330 seats, will be delivered in mid-2015, and Scoot expects to have received six new B787-9 planes by then.

Budget airline Scoot at Changi International Airport. Scoot, the Singapore-Airlines (SIA) owned budget carrier, will receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane in November this year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM
 
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