Scoot’s first Embraer E190-E2 begins operational flights to Krabi and Hat Yai


Scoot’s first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft began its inaugural revenue flights on May 7, 2024 to Krabi International Airport (KBV) and Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) in Thailand.

The low-cost carrier marked the milestone with a launch event at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) which was attended by Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Minister for Finance.

The event offered guests a closer look at the E190-E2’s interior, which includes 112 seats in a 2-2 single class configuration, a standard seat pitch of 29”, and larger cabin windows. 

According to Scoot, the E190-E2 is also currently the industry’s quietest and most fuel efficient single-aisle aircraft.

The first E190-E2 aircraft, which arrived in Singapore on April 15, 2024, took off on its first operational flights to Krabi and Hat Yai, two famous beach and cultural destinations in Thailand.

The second E190-E2 aircraft has also been delivered to Singapore and is in the final phase of preparations for operations. Scoot said that the remaining seven aircraft are expected to be progressively delivered by the end of 2025.

“Today’s launch of our first E190-E2 would not have been possible without the support of our partners and unwavering commitment of all our staff to ensure a successful entry into service,” Leslie Thng, Scoot Chief Executive Officer said in a statement, adding that the E190-E2 was a “natural choice” with its modern operating capabilities and fuel-efficient credentials. 

“We are confident that with this new-generation aircraft, we will continue to strengthen our presence in the region, enhance our connectivity to non-metro destinations and provide our customers with even more memorable travel experiences,” Thng added.

In an exclusive interview with AeroTime at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, Scoot COO CK Ng said the single-aisle Embraer E190-E2 will allow Scoot the chance to “experiment” with new routes and explore new frontiers.

“The Embraer E190-E2 basically will allow us to fly to places where we find that if we operate with the conventional A320 or the 787s will be over capacitated,” Ng told AeroTime.

In March 2024, Scoot revealed the first six destinations its new Embraer E190-E2 plane will fly to – and they are all secondary cities. 

New destinations: 

  • Koh Samui Airport (USM) 
  • Sibu International Airport (SBW)

Existing destinations: 

  • Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) 
  • Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport (KUA)
  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
  • Miri International Airport (MYY) 

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