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Route Exchange Selected by Start-Up Carrier Scoot

Posted 16/11/2011 - Viewed 2328 time(s)

Scoot, the new medium and long-haul low-cost division of Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was formally launched on 1st November, reached a tentative agreement with Routes earlier this week at the IATA Slots conference in Singapore.  The agreement involved the use of Routesonline’s respected Route Exchange platform to support its network development. 

The start-up carrier is currently finalising its plans but will launch a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) through Route Exchange during the first quarter of 2012 for potential routes in China, Asia and into the European market from the second quarter of 2013. 

Route Exchange is the online trading zone for new routes which provides airports access to the airlines request for proposals (RFP’s) via their 'Airline Requirements' content page.  Individual airlines specify their particular criteria on how an airport should approach a new service agreement and detail their target markets with a particular focus on their essential data/support requirements.  Using the unique Route Exchange messaging system, airports have a secure and trusted platform to deliver their new route proposal directly to the airlines network planning team, who are requesting the data/proposal.

“We at Scoot view Route Exchange as the perfect platform to deliver the significant opportunity that this RFP will provide to airports offering a transparent process to everybody,” said Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Scoot.

“We are absolutely delighted that Scoot selected Route Exchange to support their network development and this represents a massive endorsement of our product and our standing within the route development community,” said Paul Winfield, Airline Relations Director, Routes.  “Route Exchange is the secure and trusted platform for the world's airlines and airports to trade online and we look forward to releasing more information in the coming months about how this process with Scoot will work.”

Scoot is operating as a completely separate entity to its parent SIA and is offering a very different product to the market.  Its network will include some new routes and others that are new to no-frills airline operations.  They will announce their initial routes from Singapore’s Changi International Airport in the coming months.

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About Routes

Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively. www.routesonline.com

These events are supported by an online route development forum hosted on our website, Routesonline. The site provides airports with the ability to promote their market opportunities and acts as the airline industry's central source of market data and route development information.

Integrated into Routesonline is the Route Exchange area which is the online trading zone for airline capacity. Airlines can actively campaign their target airports through this unique platform.

Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. www.asm‐global.com

Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. More information can be found at www.ubmaviation.com

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