Singapore's no-frills airline Scoot will launch flight from Jaipur to the city state with a plane—called 'Kamascootra'—from 2 October as it expands services from the country. Scoot, an arm of full-service carrier Singapore Airlines, has flights from Chennai and Amritsar. Scoot's India chief Bharath Mahadevan said the airline will be getting its 12th aircraft, Dreamliner, in the first week of September and it will be named in a unique way.
“To commemorate India services launch, we have decided to call the aircraft 'Kamascootra',” he said. “This is the first time that Scoot has named an aircraft in honour of a particular country other than our home base Singapore.”
The name 'Kamascootra' is inspired by Vatsyayana's text 'Kamasutra'. The “first ever non-stop flight” connecting Jaipur and Singapore will be launched on 2 October, he added. The plane will have 335 seats, including 21 premium economy.
“With Jaipur, we take another step towards the target of steadily increasing our operations in India,” Mahadevan, Scoot's country head (India), told reporters. There will be three flights every week from Jaipur to Singapore till 29 October and afterwards, the frequency will be increased to four. Scoot operates wide-body aircraft while Tiger Airways flies narrow-body planes. The two carriers were merged into one entity—Budget Aviation Holdings Pte—which is part of Singapore Airlines.
However, Scoot and Tiger Airways continue their services under their own brand names. According to Mahadevan, Scoot and Tiger Airways together will have 50 weekly flights connecting eight destinations with Singapore from 29 October onwards. Scoot began operations in May this year while Tiger Airways has been present in India since 2007.