Sydneysiders had the chance to catch a glimpse of Singapores new low-cost carrier this morning as it veered into Sydney Airport to complete its inaugural flight.
Touching down at approximately 10.20 this morning, the first Scoot flight arrived after departing from Changi Airport late yesterday.
A new subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), the airline will officially launch daily flights from Sydney today as well as a five-time weekly service between Singapore and the Gold Coast from 12 June this year.
Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather said the airline creates a new and exotic low cost long haul market for Sydney.
Low-cost carriers on long-haul routes are making it more affordable than ever for Australians to see the world, Ms Mather said.
Just a generation ago, long-haul international travel was something that Australians saved long and hard for, and managed only once or maybe twice in their lives.
Now Australians are regularly travelling on cheap fares to Asia and the rest of the world.
Ms Mathers added that along with the first aircraft, the airline also brought Scootitude down under, a fresh look at long-haul travel.
Click back onto e-Travel Blackboard later today for more information and images from the inaugural flight.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J