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Low-cost carrier Scoot takes delivery of first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft

Low-cost carrier Scoot has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2 plane from aircraft lessor Azorra at a special handover ceremony in Embraer’s facility in Brazil.

The delivery of the E190-E2 marks the first time that a Singapore carrier has introduced an aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer.

The aircraft is named ‘Explorer 3.0’, in celebration of the third and newest fleet addition to Scoot.

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“We are honored to be the first Singapore carrier to take delivery of this modern and fuel-efficient aircraft and the E190-E2 jets are crucial to our overall network growth strategy,” Leslie Thng, Scoot CEO said in a press statement.

“The delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2 reflects our confidence in the demand for air travel and our commitment to connect our customers to more destinations at the same great value. We thank Azorra and Embraer for supporting us in this next chapter as we become the first major operator of the E2 in Southeast Asia,” Thng added.

In an Executive Spotlight interview with AeroTime at the 2024 Singapore Airshow, Scoot COO CK Ng said that the single-aisle Embraer E190-E2 will give Scoot the chance to “experiment” with new routes and being able to 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, we’d be over capacitated,” Ng told AeroTime. “There are some places where we think we don’t have that kind of capacity yet.”

Scoot’s Embraer E190-E2 routes are set to begin in May 2024 with Explorer 3.0’s inaugural flight scheduled to Krabi International Airport (KBV) in Thailand.

Scoot will take delivery of three other E190-E2s this year, with the remaining four due to arrive in 2025.

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