ROUTE UP­DATES

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Perth–Sin­ga­pore

Scoot

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).

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