SINGAPORE - From Oct 25, Scoot will fly to Hangzhou, taking over the route from SilkAir.
The regional carrier currently has 4 weekly flights to Hangzhou, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
However, when Scoot takes over, it will operate 5-times weekly flights to the destination, with Saturdays as the addition.
In a joint statement on Friday, the airlines said that this arrangement "will better optimise the utilisation of the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) resources and present a better match of capacity to demand". Scoot is SIA's long-haul low-cost subsidiary, while SilkAir is the company's regional full‐service wing.
Hangzhou is Scoot's 5th destination in China, in addition to services to Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao and Nanjing.
Customers who have made advance bookings to fly the Singapore‐Hangzhou route on SilkAir can opt for a refund or be re‐accommodated either on Scoot's new services or on SIA's flights to Shanghai.
Scoot will operate the new service under the flight numbers TZ108 and TZ107. It will depart Singapore at 1710h and arrive in Hangzhou at 2145h. On the return, it will depart the Hangzhou at 2300h and arrive in Singapore at 0355h the next day.