Scoot now flies to Hangzhou 4 times a week

Shutterstock.com

SINGAPORE - Budget carrier Scoot now flies four times a week to the Chinese city of Hangzhou in an all-new Boeing 878 Dreamliner.

Passengers can pick to fly on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. A fifth service on Saturdays will commence in Dec 2015.

Scoot takes over the Singapore-Hangzhou route from SilkAir, with the aim of increasing the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group's capacity on this route.

Hangzhou, the capital of China's Zhejiang province, is home to the West Lake Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It comprises of numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and artificial islands, and has influenced garden design in the China as well as Japan and Korea, according to UNESCO.

Mr Campbell Wilson, Scoot CEO, said the new aircraft will offer passengers new features such as inflight internet, in-seat power throughout the aircraft and a spacious cabin.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg