Scoot reveals its third destination

Scoot's CEO Campbell Wilson showing off Scoot's newly-launched Chinese name "Ku Hang".

SINGAPORE - Scoot has revealed its third destination - this time to Tianjin, China.

The medium- to long-haul budget carrier announced on Tuesday that it will start a four-times weekly service to the Chinese city of 12 million in the second half of 2012.

It is the first airline to provide a direct service on the Singapore-Tianjin route.

During a brand launch in Beiing today, Scoot’s CEO Campbell Wilson said: "Scoot will also connect Tianjin through one of the world’s biggest air hubs, Singapore, offering connections to over 100 cities. We can’t wait to give people in Singapore more opportunity to Scoot away for Tianjin’s famed goubuli baozi and its many other attractions."

Today, the airline also announced its Mandarin name, "Ku Hang", which means cool.

The airline will also fly to Sydney and Gold Coast when it official launches in June. It said in February that it will have flights to five cities by the end of 2012.

maryanns@sph.com.sg

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