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Scoot, the new Singapore Airlines backed, low cost carrier, landed into Sydney for its inaugural service yesterday morning. Operating a daily Boeing 777 aircraft with just under 400 seats per flight, the new service is expected to stimulate demand and build upon the 84,000 Singaporean visitors to New South Wales last year.
The New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon George Souris said that “the daily Scoot service will inject $146 million into NSW economy every year and moves us closer towards the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight tourism expenditure by 2020.”
The General Manager of the Tourism Industry Council NSW, Andrew Jefferies welcomed the news of Scoot’s first flight into Sydney and applauded the close collaboration and initiatives of Destination NSW, Sydney Airport and Tourism Australia. “It’s fantastic to see a new low cost carrier choose Sydney for the first destination on its route map and it’s a strong sign of confidence for the market and our industry here in New South Wales,” he said.
Please click here to see the Minister’s press release announcing Scoot’s inaugural service