As of February 1, Singapore Airlines’ low-cost offshoot Scoot has begun flying daily between Perth and Singapore, up from five times a week. Passengers on the route will also enjoy an upgraded aircraft, with Scoot’s inaugural Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner replacing the Boeing 777-200 that has been operating on its Western Australia run since 2013. The plane will feature 375 seats and Wi-Fi connectivity for a fee ( flyscoot.com).
Kuala Lumpur–Kathmandu Malindo Air
On February 6, Malindo Air will commence daily flights between K.L. and the Nepali capital, operated by new Boeing 737-900 aircraft. Kathmandu marks the seventh Southeast Asian destination for the nascent budget airline, a Malaysian-Indonesian joint venture that will continue to expand its regional network this year ( malindoair.com).