Scoot receives first Boeing 777-200

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Singapore Airlines' low-cost, long-haul subsidiary Scoot has taken delivery of its first aircraft.

The Boeing 777-200, which was purchased from its parent, now bears its own registration 9V-OTA and will be joined by a second aircraft on 30 March. Both will undergo a complete overhaul thereafter, said the carrier.

The aircraft will first undergo heavy maintenance checks over the next few months, before its interiors are refitted with Scoot's new seats and cabin product. The aircraft will be painted in Scoot's livery before being released for commercial services.

Scoot will begin operations in mid-2012 with its inaugural Singapore-Sydney route. It will start with a fleet of four 777-200s. Scoot has not revealed details of when it will take delivery of the remaining two aircraft.