7 September 2014 (UPDATED 5 February 2015)
Scoot Airlines is to replace the current Boeing 777-200ER aircraft used on Singapore – Perth services from 5 February 2015 with a daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service.
Scoot commenced its Singapore – Perth services in December 2013, using a fleet of six Boeing 777-200ER from parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA).
Perth will be the inaugural route for the Scoot 787s.
20 Boeing 787-9s were originally ordered by SIA, but SIA later decided to transfer the 787s to Scoot, which has now split the order into 10 Boeing 787-8s and ten of the larger Boeing 787-9s.
Scoot will take delivery of Boeing 787-9s from November 2014. The Scoot 787s were originally scheduled from 29 March 2015, then it was brought forward to 1 January 2015, delayed it to 16 January 2015, and again to 1 February 2015.
The first of the smaller 787-8 Dreamliners will be delivered in mid-2015. The current Boeing 777-200ER fleet with then be retired and Scoot will become an all-787 operator.
Schedule will be as follows:
- TZ008 Depart Singapore 1310 – Arrive Perth 1815
- TZ007 Depart Perth 1910 – Arrive Singapore 0010 +1 (the following day).
TIME LAPSE VIDEO: Scoot’s first Boeing 787 being built: