Singapore Airlines’ low-fare subsidiary, Scoot, has chosen the Embraer E190-E2 to boost its growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Nine E19o-E2 jets will be leased from Azorra, with the first aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2024.
Embraer has enjoyed a recent spate of announcements celebrating new operators of its E-Jet E2 family, including SalamAir, TUI and Royal Jordanian. The E190-E2 is one of Embraer’s latest E-Jets, which entered into service in 2018.
Scoot is the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2 jets. Mr Leslie Thng, Scoot’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The agreement to include nine new E190-E2 aircraft in our fleet allows us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, and support our network growth strategy by serving thinner routes to non-metro destinations out of Singapore.”
To date, Scoot has carried over 71 million passengers and has a fleet of over 50 aircraft comprising Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Arjan Meijer, CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, added: “We welcome Scoot as the region’s first major operator of the E2. The team at our APAC headquarters in Singapore is proud to support the airline in its quest to enhance connectivity and growth in the region, supporting the further development of its Singapore hub.”
Azorra, the lessor providing the E190-E2 jets, currently owns and manages a fleet of 77 aircraft on lease to 24 operators. On this new deal, its CEO, John Evans, said: “We are thrilled to support Scoot and its exciting expansion plan to serve more short- and medium-haul flights across Southeast Asia. Scoot’s selection of the E2 is a resounding endorsement of Embraer’s E2 product line and the crossover segment.”