From 1 May 2016, Scoot will operate services to Jeddah, taking over from parent company Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines currently operates three flights per week to Jeddah via Dubai with 285-seat Airbus A330-300s. Subject to regulatory approvals, Scoot will start with thrice-weekly non-stop services between Singapore and Jeddah using 335-seat Boeing 787-8s, with plans to progressively increase frequency.
The transfer of operations to Scoot will result in an increase in capacity to and from the Saudi Arabian city and better optimise the utilisation of the SIA Group’s resources.
“Scoot is thrilled to be adding our first Middle Eastern destination to our network. We have long wanted to operate to Saudi Arabia. Jeddah, its second largest city, is both a commercial centre as well as the principal gateway for religious pilgrimages to nearby Mecca. With thrice-weekly non-stop services, Scoot looks forward to improving connectivity between Singapore and this important world city,” said Scoot CEO, Campbell Wilson.
Customers who have made advance bookings to or from Jeddah on Singapore Airlines will be re-accommodated on Scoot’s new services, or may otherwise opt for a refund.
Details of Scoot’s flight numbers and flight schedules for services between Singapore and Jeddah can be found on the following page.
SINGAPORE – JEDDAH*
|TZ 592||1640 hrs||2030 hrs||Tue, Thu, Sun|
|JEDDAH – SINGAPORE*|
|TZ 591||2200 hrs||1240 hrs +1||Tue, Thu, Sun|
* Operations are subject to regulatory approvals. Schedules are correct at time of print and are subject to change. All times listed are local. +1 refers to arrival on the next day.