Singapore low-cost carrier Scoot has attained IATA membership, joining parent company Singapore Airlines as part of the international trade body.

“We are honored to become an IATA member,” says Scoot chief executive Leslie Thng. ”This international recognition affirms our dedication to upholding safety for our passengers.”

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Scoot’s Leslie Thng (right) with IATA’s Philip Goh

Scoot’s joining of IATA comes 10 years after its launch in 2012, when SIA set it up as a long-haul, low-cost carrier operating Boeing 777-200ERs.

The carrier has expanded significantly over the last decade, and was also merged with low-cost carrier Tigerair.

Cirium fleets data indicates that Scoot has 60 aircraft, including 20 787-8/9s, 25 A320s, and 15 A321neos.

“We are delighted to welcome Scoot as an IATA member,” says Philip Goh, IATA’s regional vice president for Asia-Pacific.

“Having Scoot, a low-cost carrier, as a member will further enhance the diversity of views we have in the association. We look forward to working with the Scoot team towards the sustainable growth of the industry as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19.”