Singapore Airlines' (SIA) new long-haul low-cost carrier, Scoot, has chosen Sydney as its first destination.

The low-cost carrier will launch a daily service between Singapore and Sydney from mid-2012, said Australia's New South Wales state premier, Barry O'Farrell.

"As the first true no-frills airline operating between Sydney and Asia, we can't wait to bring a whole new way to travel, even better airfares to shake up the industry," said Scoot's chief executive, Campbell Wilson.

Scoot will commence operations with four Boeing 777-200s and expects to receive its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by the first quarter of 2012.

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Source: Air Transport Intelligence news