Scoot takes delivery of 1st A320neo

Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, has announced it has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo out of the 39 jets it has on firm order with the manufacturer, the company said.

The airline said the first A320neo marks the start of the carrier´s narrowbody fleet renewal plan. The aircraft will make its debut on 29 October, flying between Singapore and Bangkok, adds Scoot.

Scoot has placed orders for 39 A320neo aircraft under its fleet renewal programme. The new addition complements the airline´s existing fleet of 27 A320ceo Family aircraft.

Powered by Pratt and Whitney Pure Power engines, the new aircraft features 186 seats in Scoot´s configuration. The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.