JAKARTA – Low-cost airline from Singapore, Scoot, plans to reopen a number of flight routes in Indonesia, one of which is direct flights from Singapore to Yogyakarta and Semarang (round trip). Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot Calvin Chan said Yogyakarta will be the first new destination to start operating.
“The first flight is scheduled for September 29, 2020. Meanwhile, the flight from Semarang is tentatively scheduled to launch in October 2020,” said Calvin in a written statement received by Republika.co.id, Thursday (3/9).
Even so, Calvin said the schedule could change depending on regulatory policies and the development of Covid-19. The plan is for the route to be served using Scoot’s Airbus A320 which was taken over from one of its airline groups, Silk Air.
In addition to these routes, Calvin said Scoot also plans to open flights from Pekanbaru and Palembang to Singapore on 17 and 22 September 2020 following the resumption of flights from Singapore to Surabaya starting July 2020. The route had previously been temporarily closed since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. .
Calvin said the opening of these routes was carried out to serve passengers who had to make important trips such as repatriation, business trips and work. He ensured that Scoot also prioritizes passenger safety during the trip.
“We will continue to ensure that passengers can book Scoot tickets with peace of mind,” said Calvin.
He added that Scoot also provides services to anticipate changes to passenger travel plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Calvin said Scoot is extending its one-time free date change policy for every new booking until the end of November 2020.