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Scoot receives first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft from Azorra

written by Newsdesk | April 12, 2024

Scoot receives first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft from Azorra

Azorra has delivered the first of nine new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft to Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), marking the first time a Singapore carrier has introduced an aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer.

A special handover ceremony was attended by senior executives from Azorra, Scoot, and Embraer at Embraer’s facility in Brazil.
The delivered aircraft, named ‘Explorer 3.0’, celebrates the third and newest fleet addition to the Scoot family.

Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, said the E190-E2 jets are crucial to the airline’s overall network growth strategy.
“The delivery of the first Embraer E190-E2 reflects our confidence in the demand for air travel and our commitment to connect our customers to more destinations at the same great value,” Thng said.
“We thank Azorra and Embraer for supporting us in this next chapter as we become the first major operator of the E2 in Southeast Asia.”

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, said it’s exciting to be part of this new chapter for Scoot with the addition of E2s, facilitating optimized expansion of its existing network and the development of new markets with such an efficient and versatile aircraft.
“This marks our biggest, most important step in expanding Azorra’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region,” Evans said.
“Together with our partners at Embraer, we’re proud to deliver the latest-generation aircraft from our firm orderbook, supporting network growth for our airline customers worldwide.”

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said Embraer’s family of advanced-generation E-Jets are ideally suited for Scoot’s ambitions, complementing the airline’s existing narrowbody fleet with the E2’s exceptional short-runway performance to enhance regional connectivity.
“Continuing our long relationship with Azorra, we look forward to seeing how Scoot’s passengers enjoy the comfort and quietness of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the narrow body space,” Meijer said.

Scoot E2 services are set to begin in May 2024 with Explorer 3.0’s inaugural flight to Krabi, Thailand.


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