Singapore Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, will receive delivery of nine Embraer E190-E2 jets.
The expansion is part of a lease agreement with lessor Azorra with the first jet scheduled for delivery in 2024.
“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,” Leslie Thng, Scoot’s CEO said. “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.”
According to ch-aviation, Scoot currently has 48 active aircraft as part of its fleet including, 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 5 Airbus A320neo.
Scoot was established in November 2011 and now operates to 18 countries with flights to 66 destinations around the world.
The E190-E2 is part of Embraer’s latest E-Jets E2 family of commercial jets, which entered into service in 2018.
Airlines such as KLM, Porter, and Azul operate the E-Jets E2 family of aircraft, and new operators, including Royal Jordanian, Salam Air and TUI, were recently announced.
“We welcome Scoot as the region’s first major operator of the E2. The team at our APAC headquarters in Singapore is proud to support the airline in its quest to enhance connectivity and growth in the region, supporting the further development of its Singapore hub,” Arjan Meijer, CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation said.
John Evans, Azorra’s CEO, said he was “thrilled” to support Scoot’s expansion and its selection of the E2 is a “resounding endorsement” of Embraer.