Singapore low-cost carrier Scoot has confirmed it will add nine Embraer E190-E2 aircraft next year.
The carrier, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will lease these aircraft from Azorra to allow it to develop its network of shorter and thinner routes.
Mr Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The agreement to include nine new E190-E2 aircraft in our fleet allows us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, and support our network growth strategy by serving thinner routes to non-metro destinations out of Singapore. As the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2s, we are excited to be working with our partners at Embraer to improve our network connectivity and increase travel options for our customers.”
Scoot operates a fleet of almsot 60 aircraft ranging from Airbus A320s and A321neos to Boeing 787-8 and -9 Dreamliners. The Embraer jets will start arriving in 2024 and allow the airline a broader range of capacity options in its fleet.