Scoot will commence one-stop flights between Singapore and London Gatwick in December, with a new service via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

The low-cost unit of Singapore Airlines will operate the service thrice-weekly from 16 December until the end of the month, with its fleet of Boeing 787s. 


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A Scoot Boeing 787-9 at Perth airport.

It will then resume operating the route on a seasonal basis from 22 March 2022, first with twice-weekly flights, before ramping up to three flights a week from 27 March 2022. 

Scoot adds that there could be a “potential increase in frequency”, subject to travel demand and regulatory approval. Apart from London Gatwick, Scoot’s current European network include Athens and Berlin. 

The Singapore-London Gatwick route was briefly operated by Norwegian Air’s now-shuttered long-haul unit. 

Norwegian had launched flights in late-September 2017, but exited less than two years later, in January 2019. The low-cost carrier operated non-stop flights between both airports with 787-9s. 

Scoot’s entry into the route comes as Singapore eases border restrictions to fully-vaccinated travellers from the UK. However, the city-state has yet to launch a quarantine-free Vaccinated Travel Lane arrangement with Thailand. 

Thailand, meanwhile, has opened its borders for quarantine-free travel to and from the UK.