Scoot set to be world’s first budget airline to operate all-Dreamliner fleet

  • Airlines
  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2015

SINGAPORE: Scoot is on track to become the first budget airline in the world to operate an all-Dreamliner fleet when its last 777 is retired from scheduled service in late August 2015.

In a statement, the low-cost carrier said it had just taken delivery of its sixth Dreamliner, which is also its first 787-8. 

The smaller version of Boeing’s game-changing aircraft is named “Ba Bao”, Chinese for “eight treasures or eighth baby”. “Ba Bao” operated its first service to Sydney on Thursday morning.

Scoot chief executive officer, Campbell Wilson, said Scoot had been receiving 787s at a rapid rate of about one per month since February.