Low-cost carrier Scoot will commence flights from Singapore to Berlin’s Tegel Airport from next year. The Scoot flights to Berlin will run 4x weekly on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The flight time will be around 13 hours.
The new Scoot flights to Berlin will provide cheap, one-stop connections to Germany from Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Very cheap airfares are expected, and it is likely that return fares from Australia on the Scoot flights to Berlin will sell for well below $1,000.
Always good to have more options into my favourite city. The only one stop option that I’m aware of from PER is QR.
The Dreamliners to be used on the Berlin route are fitted with Economy and “ScootBiz” class. ScootBiz offers additional comfort at a low price, but is not comparable to Business class on full service airlines. The ScootBiz recliner seats offer a little extra width and legroom, but the catering and entertainment does not even match Economy on a full-service carrier.
It is premium economy ‘lite’. So you get the seat (pretty standard 38′ pitch, extra width) but everything else is strictly legacy carrier economy. Basic meal. One free drink (water is free). Basic blanket. Not sure about IFE. I think that’s BYO. No comparison to legacy carrier PE, and especially not the likes of CX/QF/LH/SQ (BA maybe)
As a low-cost carrier, Scoot’s business model is to charge low base fares in the hope that passengers will pay extra money for “ancillaries” like baggage, meals and seat selection. Although the lead-in fares may appear cheap, they’re often not much cheaper than a full service airline’s sale fare once bags and meals are added.
I struggle to see the value in Scoot’s Euro fares (to Athens currently). They are advertised in the ~$900 range… but that’s basic economy. Food and bags extra. Full service legacy carriers are in the $950-$1200 range, all inclusive.
Fares to Europe continue to decrease as competition intensifies. Even Singapore Airlines has been selling cheap flights to Europe for well under $1,000 recently.
Advertised today is PER-Europe on SQ for ~$800, return! Many dates for next year.
Berlin will be Scoot’s second European destination after Athens. There are also now numerous other low-cost airlines flying between Asia and Europe. Norwegian Air Shuttle flies from Singapore to London, and both Norwegian and Eurowings operate from Bangkok to Europe. Air Asia X had also recently planned to re-enter the European market flying Kuala Lumpur-Barcelona but withdrew from the route before flights commenced.
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