Budget airline to launch Kaohsiung-S’pore flights
Singaporean budget carrier Scoot announced Friday that it will launch non-stop flights to Kaohsiung three times a week beginning on July 9.
Kaohsiung will be the airline’s second Taiwanese destination, as Scoot currently provides 10 flights per week to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the main gateway to Taiwan, which is located some 45 kilometers away from downtown Taipei.
“Singaporeans simply love Taiwan, but there’s so much more to Taiwan than just Taipei,” Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson said in a statement.
Wilson invited travelers to “enjoy Kaohsiung’s food and nightmarkets, its historical sites, such as the Old City of Zuoying, or the surrounding countryside, including beautiful Kenting National Park.”
The upcoming flights will depart from Singapore in the morning and arrive in Kaohsiung around noon, and then fly from the southern Taiwan city in the evening back to the Southeast Asian city state in the early hours the following day every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The flights will utilize the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, featuring streaming movies and inflight Wi-Fi.