Scoot is renaming its premium economy service, ScootBiz, from 2nd September 2019.
The product will be rebranded as ScootPlus to reflect the improved experience that the company look to offer. According to a Scoot press released shared by Runway Girl Network, ScootPlus will have a fuss-free, upsized Scoot experience.
A range of ancillaries
There will be a range of extras included in the low-cost carrier’s revised product. Priority check-in and boarding will be the first perk of this upgraded offering. Passengers with an excess of luggage will be able to take advantage of 30 kg check-in baggage combined with a 15 kg cabin bag allowance.
After stowing their bags, they can relax on Scoot’s wide premium leather seats with double legroom. These seats come with in-seat power for electronic devices that can use the provided 30MB of WiFi. While traveling, they will be served inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Scoot is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Group. The company launched this brand in June 2012 before merging with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017. Since its inception, the airline has served over 60 million passengers and has a fleet of 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 Airbus A320s.
The airline is also set to add two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neos to its holdings. It currently flies to 67 destinations across 17 countries and territories, the majority of which are in China, but also with a significant presence in India and Malaysia.
The Deccan Chronical reported that travelers from India will be able to use Scoot to travel to other Asian destinations more efficiently. Destinations such as Vietnam, Thailand, Jakarta (Indonesia) and Langkawi (Malaysia) will now be more feasible.
These routes depart from various Indian cities such as Amritsar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruchirappalli. Coimbatore and Vishakhapatnam are also set to join the network soon.
The carrier joins a heap of other airlines who have placed orders for the A321neo. 2019 has seen many firms take on Airbus’ new aircraft, which has been dubbed as a game-changer, thanks to its 15% greater fuel efficiency.
This advancement is thanks to the ‘new engine option’, which comes in the form of Pratt & Whitney PW1000G turbofan engines. Other overhauls include redesigned winglets, which Airbus calls ‘sharklets’.
Room for improvement
Currently, ScootBiz offers drinks as part of their package but they must be paid for. Passengers only get one meal per flight and they also have to pay for a blanket. It is yet to be seen if ScootPlus revises these policies with the airline’s new approach.
A customer support representative informed us that beverages, inclusive of alcoholic choices will be included in the bundle for ScootPlus in “the same consumption in ScootBiz bundle.”
We look forward to seeing how the rebranding progresses. We will update once hear any further announcements from Scoot.