scoot | Issue 49 • June 2019

84 SCOOT HOT OFF THE PRESS Latest news from the Scoot family Scoot has launched sales to four new cities in China – Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming, and Fuzhou. With the addition of the four new cities, Scoot – one of the largest foreign low-cost carriers operating in China – will cover 23 mainland Chinese cities with more than 100 flights to China weekly. These routes were transferred from sister airline SilkAir to better meet customer demand. “The addition of the four new cities – Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming, and Fuzhou – not only strengthens our China network, but also offers more unconventional options for travellers looking for a short getaway at affordable prices,” Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Lee Lik Hsin said. “These four destinations are each on their own, a gateway to rich Chinese history and nature and we are confident that they will appeal to a wide variety of travellers.” SCOOT SPREADS ITS WINGS TO FOUR NEW CITIES IN CHINA Wuhan Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, is one of China’s largest cities. It comprises of three ancient towns – Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang. Besides being the transportation hub and key economic, political, financial, and cultural centre of central China, Wuhan also has beautiful attractions such as the Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple, and East Lake. Wuhan University campus is also an alternative destination for travellers on a hunt for cherry blossoms. Three-times-weekly flights to Wuhan, operated with Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, commenced on 22 May 2019 and will be of daily frequency from 1 June 2019 onwards. Changsha Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province. An ancient city with rich historical heritage, it boasts attractions such as Mount Yuelu, Mawangdui Han Tombs, Orange Isle, and Mount Shaoshan (Chairman Mao Zedong’s hometown). Four-times weekly flights to Changsha, operated with Scoot’s Airbus A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on 20 June 2019*, with flight frequency increasing to five times weekly from 16 July 2019 onwards. Kunming Kunming is the capital of and largest city in Yunnan province (also known as “The City of Eternal Spring”), with pleasant climate and flowers blooming throughout the year. The city is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscape, with popular destinations such as the Yunnan Stone Forest, Dianchi Lake, Kunming Green Lake Park, Xishan Mountains, and the Buddhist Bamboo Temple. Four-times-weekly flights to Kunming, operatedwith Scoot’s A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on 25 June 2019*, with flight frequency increasing to six times weekly from24 July 2019 onwards. Fuzhou Named after a mountain in the north of China called Mount Fu, Fuzhou means “prosperous city” in Chinese. This capital of Fujian province is a historical and cultural city that is home to attractions such as Wuyi Mountain, Drum Hill, Yushan Mountain, West Lake Park, and Hualin Temple. Three-times-weekly flights to Fuzhou, operated with Scoot’s A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on 5 July 2019*, with flight frequency increasing to four times weekly from 29 July 2019 onwards. *Subject to regulatory approval