Scoot launches Hokkaido Japan route

first_imgScoot, the long-haul, low-cost wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore AirlinesScoot, the long-haul, low-cost wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will launch three-times-weekly services to Hokkaido Prefecture’s capital of Sapporo (New Chitose Airport) via Taipei from 1 October 2016 and Australians can get a dose of shopping, skiing, slurping udon and spicy Singapore noodles, by teaming the two destinations together.With fares from Perth starting at AU$639 per person return, Fly (economy) and $740 per person return from Gold Coast or AU$759 per person return from Sydney or Melbourne, Hoakkaido will appeal to families, skiers and inquisitive travellers.Scoot’s Singapore-Taipei-Sapporo service will be the first regularly scheduled direct flight between Singapore and Sapporo, the main gateway to Hokkaido, just in time to commemorate the 50th year of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.Sapporo will be Scoot’s third destination in Japan after Osaka and Tokyo, bringing the number of services Scoot operates a week to Japan to 16, from 13 presently.“Hokkaido has long been a favourite with Australians for winter skiing holidays, but there is so much else to see and do in Hokkaido throughout the year!” Scoot CEO Mr Campbell Wilson said.“The perfectly cool year-round climate, even in summer, makes it a breeze to enjoy Hokkaido’s famed seafood and agricultural produce, luxuriate in the freedom of self-drive tours, and appreciate its wealth of natural wonders like the renowned flower fields.“Being relatively unspoilt, Hokkaido also draws many outdoor lovers such as skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons, and cyclists, campers and hikers when it’s warmer. With Scoot, you can now experience the well-loved wonders of Hokkaido all year at unbeatable value!”As the world’s first all-787 Dreamliner operator, Scoot’s Singapore-Taipei-Sapporo services will be operated using spacious, wide-bodied 787 Dreamliners with improved humidity and cabin pressurization, the largest windows of any modern jet, more overhead compartment space, and which produce 20 percent less noise compared to conventional aircraft.Guests can choose from two cabin classes, depending on their needs and budgets. ScootBiz comprises a full leather seat with 38” pitch, 30kg checked-in baggage, perfect for ski bunnies with boots and skis, and up to 15kg, of cabin baggage, inflight entertainment that can be streamed to guests’ own devices, and meals and drinks included, along with priority boarding and check-in.In Economy, guests can enjoy a peaceful journey in the ScootinSilence quiet zone, or other sections of the Economy cabin with comfortable seat pitches ranging from 31” up to 35”. Regardless of cabin, guests can expect warm inflight service with a uniquely cheeky dose of Scootitude.Say “sayonara” and scoot to Japan at unbeatable value now! Fly Scoot Japan National Tourism Organisationdiscover more about Japan with JNTO Source = Scootlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterEtihad Airways launched a competition earlier this week to engage four young Emirati fashion designers to create new onboard loungewear.With local designers on the rise, Etihad Airways has chosen to cultivate home grown talent and engage the artists in a way that no other airline has done before. The competition, run in conjunction with UAE fashion publication Zahrat Al Khaleej, aims to engage four designers who specialise in loungewear.Rowdah Al Shaafar (A Friend of Mine by Xpoze), Manaal Al Hammadi (Manaal Al Hammadi), Asma Al Matrooshi (Epiphany) and Aiisha Al Marri (1981 Boutique) will compete over the next week to win the prize of having their design offered in Etihad Airways’ First Class cabins and in The Residence onboard the Airbus A380, by the first quarter of 2018, as well as another prize of two Business Class tickets to one of the 17 Etihad Airways sponsored Fashion Weeks.The public is encouraged to vote on Zahrat Al Khaleej’s social media channels, starting 18 October. Two finalists will then be chosen to develop a prototype design. The winner will be chosen based on comfort, style and wearability post-flight.Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways vice president guest experience and delivery, said: “As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and with our sponsorship of 17 international Fashion Weeks, engaging local designers and audiences is the logical step for us, and this is the perfect platform to do so. I cannot wait to see what these incredible designers have in store for us.”The design themes must involve strong Emirati and UAE influences, working with traditional patterns, accents, local colours and must be contemporary and trendy.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more