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Scoot & IndiGo to use Route Exchange to Launch RFPs to Airports

Posted 12/01/2012 - Viewed 2277 time(s)

Scoot, the new medium and long-haul, low-cost division of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and IndiGo, the Indian low cost airline will launch their request for proposals (RFPs) from airports via Route Exchange.

After the first successful RFP by Air Asia X last year, Routes is delighted to announce two new RFP’s for 2012, both launching on 16th January 2012;

Scoot, which was formally launched on 1st November 2011, are using Route Exchange to issue a formal RFP for potential routes in China, Asia and into the European market. Scoot will have 2 more B777-200 joining its fleet from Q1 2013. The target markets for Scoot will be North Asia, Indian sub-Continent, Middle East and Europe.  In this RFP, Scoot is sourcing for airports, within its target markets to serve from April 2013. “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.

IndiGo has an extensive domestic operation and a growing international footprint.  The airline is using Route Exchange to help them to gather information and data in order to develop an international network that not only complements the existing international connectivity to/from India, but also enhances / improves connectivity from India to destinations  otherwise unconnected, either non-stop or via one of the existing international points served by IndiGo. They have A320 aircraft and their main markets of interest are Asia, Middle East, China and CIS.

IndiGo will be looking at deploying 4 – 5 aircraft on international routes in each IATA schedule period, subject to allocation of route rights from the Indian Government.

Paul Winfield, Airline Director for Routes stated “We are delighted that both Scoot and IndiGo will be requesting proposals from airports via the Route Exchange. It will allow them to source data and information in line with their chosen criteria and target markets. Route Exchange simply facilitates the process of gathering this data and allows them to deal directly with airports online in a cost and time efficient manner. Both airlines are pro-active in their approach to route development and we wish them every success in gathering the information they require”. 

Both RFPs will be launched on Monday 16th January which will mark the first time that Routesonline has hosted two simultaneously, Scoot will close on 15th March 2012 and IndiGo on 30th March 2012.

 

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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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