Kota Bharu welcomes Scoot’s first direct flight from Singapore
Kota Bharu, Kelantan –Scoot today commenced its first direct flight to Kota Bharu from Singapore, making it the seventh destination in Malaysia after Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang.
Customers on the maiden flight were welcomed with a special water cannon salute ceremony, as the A320 aircraft landed at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR) at about 4.05 PM on Tuesday.
Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, is the exclusive international flight operator flying direct to Kota Bharu, offering customers value-added airfares, and also considerable time-savings. Customers from Kota Bharu can now save over two hours of travel time by flying directly to Singapore without having to layover in Kuala Lumpur. From Singapore, Scoot’s network connects customers to over 60 destinations across 17 countries including Athens, Berlin, Gold Coast, Jeddah, Sydney and newly launched destinations such as Trivandrum, Wuhan and Kunming among others.
Scoot’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer Mr Calvin Chan said, “At Scoot, we make every effort to provide affordable travel to new destinations for our customers through our extensive network and attractive airfares. We are excited to be the only international operator to offer direct flights between Kota Bharu and Singapore, it is a showcase of our commitment to the Malaysian market. The capital city of Kelantan was chosen as our latest destination in Malaysia for its old-world charm and natural beauty, and we are confident that travellers will enjoy exploring the rustic fishing villages, palm-fringed beaches and sprawling paddy fields that Kelantan has to offer. Additionally, we hope that this new addition to Scoot’s network will help boost local tourism and provide more options for people to explore the world.”
According to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airports, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, “We are proud to welcome Scoot as the new airline partner at our Kota Bharu Airport (KBR). This is the airline’s second destination in the east coast with the first being Kuantan Airport whereby its flight route began in February 2018. This Singapore-Kota Bharu route will not only provide more business opportunities to bloom, but it will also allow a good growth of tourism in the state that is well known for its delectable local delicacies and colourful range of cultural offerings. Scoot will be the fifth airline to operate at KBR and we are confident that this partnership will further boost the connectivity for the region in the long run.”
In celebration of the launch, from 9 to 11 July 2019, enjoy attractive one-way, tax-inclusive, promotional fares on flights from Kota Bharu to Singapore from as low as MYR59 for Economy FLY, travel by 25 October 2019. Promotional fares are subject to availability, so book your holiday now at www.FlyScoot.com or the Scoot mobile app!
Flight Schedule for Kota Bharu-Singapore services* (Effective 2 July 2019)
|Kota Bharu – Singapore|
|Singapore – Kota Bharu|
*All times local. Schedule is subject to change and regulatory approval
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Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over sixty million guests and now has a fleet of 19 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 29 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 67 destinations across 17 countries and territories, with 10 more destinations from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia to join the network by the second half of 2020. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected flights as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines Group KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 and 2018 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about making travel attainable for all and enabling people to embrace the full potential of what we term Wandermust – the innate need that humans have to travel and seek new experiences. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscoot.