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Scoot spreads wings to four new Chinese cities

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Scoot spreads wings to four new Chinese cities

Addition of Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou strengthens airline’s China network

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With the addition of Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou, Scoot, one of the largest foreign low-cost carriers operating in China, will cover 23 mainland Chinese cities, with more than 100 flights to the world’s most populous country weekly.

These routes were transferred from sister airline SilkAir to better meet customer demand.

“The addition of the four new cities – Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou – not only strengthens our China network, but also offers more unconventional options for travellers for a short getaway, at affordable prices,” said Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer Lee Lik Hsin.

“These four destinations are each, on their own, a gateway to rich Chinese history and nature and we are confident that they will appeal to a wide variety of travellers.”

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WUHAN

Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, is one of China’s largest cities comprising three ancient towns: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. Besides being the transportation hub and key economic, political, financial and cultural centre of central China, it also has beautiful attractions such as the Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple and East Lake. The Wuhan University campus is also an alternative destination for travellers on a hunt for cherry blossoms. Three-times-weekly flights to Wuhan, operated with Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, commenced on May 22, 2019, going up to a daily frequency from June 1, 2019 onwards.

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CHANGSHA

Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, is an ancient city with rich historical heritage boasting attractions such as Mount Yuelu, Mawangdui Han Tombs, Orange Isle, and Mount Shaoshan (Chairman Mao Zedong’s hometown). Four-times-weekly flights to Changsha, operated with Scoot’s Airbus A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on June 20, 2019, going up to five times weekly from July 16, 2019 onwards.

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KUNMING

Kunming is the capital of and largest city in Yunnan Province, also known as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’, with its pleasant climate and flowers blooming throughout the year. The city is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscape, with popular destinations being the Yunnan Stone Forest, Dianchi Lake, Kunming Green Lake Park, Xishan Mountains and the Buddhist Bamboo Temple. Four-times- weekly flights to Kunming, operated with Scoot’s A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on June 25, 2019, going up to six times weekly from July 24, 2019 onwards.

Each row of seats has its own USB ports in the current and future standard, which for the first time in the Lufthansa Group will also be available on short-haul flights. In future, Lufthansa Group passengers will also be able to set up their own tablets even more conveniently. A special column has been inserted into the table to facilitate the tablet holder.

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FUZHOU

Named after a mountain situated in the north called Mount Fu, Fuzhou means “prosperous city” in Chinese. This capital of Fujian Province is a historic and cultural city that is home to attractions such as Wuyi Mountain, Drum Hill, Yushan Mountain, West Lake Park, and Hualin Temple. Three-times- weekly flights to Fuzhou, operated with Scoot’s A320 aircraft, are slated to commence on July 5, 2019, going up to four times weekly from July 29, 2019 onwards.

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