Tigerair started non-stop flights to Lucknow from Singapore back in 2015. When Scoot and Tigerair merged in 2017, Scoot took over Lucknow – Singapore flights from August 2017. The route is operated three times a week with an A320.
Last year, Singapore Airlines announced that SilkAir would be merged completely with themselves. As a result of this, some SilkAir routes would be transferred to Scoot along with 14 Boeing 737NG aircraft. Due to the 737 MAX groundings, SilkAir has had to ground 5 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. As a result, Singapore Airlines has halted the planned transfer of the 737NG from SilkAir to Scoot.
But Scoot will continue to take over routes from SilkAir. Scoot will takeover Thiruvananthapuram – Singapore flight from May 6, 2019. Scoot is planning to drop some of the routes which have weak demand in the process. Lucknow – Singapore is the first route that Scoot will drop. The last flight is scheduled on June 29, 2019.
Along with it, Scoot will drop three more routes. Scoot will operate last flight to Kalibo on June 30, 2019, Quanzhou on August 24, 2019, and Male on October 25, 2019. Scoot operates 3x weekly flights using an A320 to Kalibo and Quanzhou and a 4x weekly flight to Male. Instead, Scoot will use the A320 freed up from these routes to pursue its own expansion to China. Scoot will start A320 services to Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou from June/July 2019.
Passengers who are affected by the cancellations of the routes will get a full refund or 120% refund if they are opting for a Scoot travel voucher.