Scoot airlines clocks up 100th flight to Gold Coast
SCOOT, the first airline to offer direct flights between the Gold Coast and Singapore, has clocked up its 100th flight.
Scoot offers five flights to Singapore a week and has carried about 31,445 passengers since its start on June 13.
General manager Australia Darren Wright said the young airline had exceeded expectations and Gold Coast Airport travellers had taken Scoot onboard quickly.
"Our load factor is close to 80% which is wonderful.
"You could call us the quiet achievers," Mr Wright said.
Mr Wright said the airline carried a wide mix of passengers from first time travellers to people connecting to the airlines' Asian network.
"We are the budget offspring of Singapore Airlines and offer a wide range of connections from Singapore.
"Scoot continues to look at growth and with the purchase of a number of 787-9 long haul airplanes we hope to service Europe and Africa from 2015 onwards.
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson said "all of us at Scoot are extremely delighted to have made such a big contribution to the Gold Coast and regional community in such a short time.
"The support we've received has been fantastic and with our network expanding fast, even more people will have the chance to experience great value, more travel choice and Scootitude."
Gold Coast airport chief operating officer Paul Donovan said the new service had been well received since its commencement and feedback from passengers had been extremely positive.
"As an airport designed for low cost carriers, the vast majority of our leisure passengers are after affordable international travel and Scoot has provided it," Mr Donovan said.
Scoot offers flights to a number of Asian destinations via Singapore including Tokyo, Taipei, Tianjin, Qindao, Shenyang and Bangkok.