SIA’s new low cost unit Scoot today announced Sydney as its first destination. The airline will launch daily services to Sydney in mid 2012, and obviously with Boeing 777-200 aircraft. It could work well for Scoot if they build up the right network, and Scoot already has begun a promotion to give away two tickets on Premium Class of its first flight to Sydney.
What implications could this have on others ?
By the first week of May 2012, scheduled capacity on the Singapore – Sydney route will be as below.
|Airline||Daily Flights||A/C Mix|
|British Airways||1 (from/to LHR)||1×747-400|
|Qantas Airways||3||1×747-400, 1xA330-300, 1xA380-800|
|Singapore Airlines||4||1×777-200, 1×777-300, 2xA380-800|
Even if SIA might have hoped for it, the effect on Emirates from this move would be close to zero, unless Scoot launches flights to UK, Italy or Lebanon any time soon.