‘Scoot’s growth will pick up in 2020’

20 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SINGAPORE: Scoot expects growth to pick up in 2020, when more aircraft will be added to its fleet along with the expansion of its route network, said its chief executive officer Lee Lik Hsin.

Speaking to CNA on Monday, he said the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX meant that growth this year will not be “to the intended scale”, report agencies.

Its sister carrier SilkAir had previously planned to transfer 14 of its Boeing 737-800NGs to Scoot, but this has been put on hold as SilkAir was affected by the grounding of its six 737 MAX jets and was short of planes to operate its routes.