Press release

Published: 20 October 2021, 02:00 PM

Scoot is once again flying direct between Berlin and Singapore
Press release from the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines

  • From October 20, 2021, the Singaporean airline will fly direct from Berlin to Singapore three times a week
  • A travel corridor for vaccinated people or the “Vaccinated Travel Lane” (VTL) enables travel from Berlin to Singapore without quarantine restrictions
  • In addition, four more weekly flights to Singapore are offered via a stopover in Athens – in total, Scoot flies daily from Berlin to Singapore

Berlin/Singapore, October 20, 2021 – Following the latest extension of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) regulation for travel to Singapore, Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will resume direct services from Germany and from October 20, 2021, so-called VTL flights will be offered three times a week from Berlin to Singapore


Vaccinated adults can travel from Germany to Singapore without quarantine restrictions taking advantage of a “travel corridor for vaccinated people” or the “Vaccinated Travel Lane” (VTL). Accompanied children between the ages of 2 and 12 can also travel without prior vaccination. Flight bookings are only possible on dedicated direct VTL flights with only vaccinated persons on board. Travellers must ensure before their flight that they meet all the entry requirements. All information on the admission criteria and the VTL flights are summarised on the website: VTL Flight Criteria



Furthermore, non-VTL flights from Berlin to Singapore via Athens are also possible

In addition, starting October 17, 2021, Scoot will also increase the frequency of its non-VTL connection Berlin-Athens-Singapore to four flights per week. Non-VTL travellers are subject to quarantine measures/stay-home notice in Singapore. Together with the direct connections, Scoot will be offering daily flights between Berlin and Singapore from October 20, 2021. Further information on the flight schedule is included in the attachment.


Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson says: “We are very pleased that our direct flights from Berlin to Singapore will allow us once again to offer low-cost offer for travel without quarantine measures. We all remember the time when we could give free rein to our wanderlust and enjoy new places, people and experiences. We’re looking forward to helping everyone travel in comfort once more.”


Aletta von Massenbach, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “With Scoot, the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, the Berlin/Brandenburg region is once again connected directly to the Asian continent via a long-haul connection. This shows that BER is an interesting destination for international airlines. The expansion of the “travel corridor for vaccinated people” through Singapore is also a sign that safe flying is possible despite the coronavirus pandemic.”


Customers with existing bookings on Berlin-Athens-Singapore Scoot flights that meet the VTL requirements may elect to transfer to the non-stop Berlin-Singapore flights with a one-time waiver of transfer fees, subject to availability of the relevant booking class.


Extensive health and safety measures at all touchpoints

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scoot has implemented comprehensive health and hygiene measures at all possible touchpoints with its customers. In addition to a strong focus on cleaning and social distancing measures, this also includes digitized service processes during the flight through, for example, Scoot's in-flight portal ScootHub, which guarantees a largely contactless journey starting at the airport and including regular health checks for the crews. Scoot was the world's first low-cost carrier to operate a flight with a fully vaccinated crew in February 2021. More information on Scoot's health and safety measures can be found here.

 
About Scoot

Scoot is the low-cost airline of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot began operations in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017. The Scoot brand was retained and a new chapter of growth for the airline was initiated. Since commencing flight operations, Scoot has carried over 65 million passengers and is proud to operate a fleet of 20 state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody aircraft and 29 recent and modern aircraft from the A320 family. Seven more Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 28 Airbus A320neo and 13 Airbus A321neo aircraft have been ordered. Scoot currently flies to 68 destinations in 15 countries. In addition to low-cost air fares, Scoot offers a safe, reliable and modern travel experience with a unique attitude – the Scootitude – and was voted the best low-cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region by AirlineRatings.com in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 . At the 2021 SkyTrax World Airline Awards, Scoot was recognised as the world's best long-haul low-cost airline and as one of the world's Top 10 best low-cost airlines. Scoot is also the first low-cost airline in the world to receive both the highest 5-star rating in the Skytrax Covid-19 Airline Safety Audit and the highest Diamond status in the global airline audit APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying.

 

Press contact:

Nina Eberth / Lisann Arendt
Hill+Knowlton Strategies GmbH
Phone: +49 (0) 69 97362-45/-27
Email: nina.eberth@hkstrategies.com / lisann.arendt@hkstrategies.com

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Scoot auf dem BER am Tage des Erstfluges nach Singapur, 20.10.2021

From BER direct to Singapore

© Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH / Günter Wicker

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