Budget carrier Scoot resumes Taipei flights

World | 23 Jun 2020 11:54 am

Budget airline Scoot announced Monday that it will resume flights between Singapore and Taipei starting July 5, following a temporary suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The carrier, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, said it will operate one flight a week between the two destinations using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, CNa reports. The flight will leave Changi Airport every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. bound for Taoyuan International Airport and depart from Taiwan on the return leg at 3:05 p.m. the same day.

Passengers will be required to wear a face mask for the entire journey, and be subject to temperature checks before boarding, the company said.

To facilitate contact tracing and social distancing on board flights, passengers will be assigned seats when they check-in. They will not be allowed to select seats, it said.

Also, to make it easier for passengers to maintain safe distances between them during security checks at the airport and boarding and disembarkation, Scoot said carry-on baggage will be limited to no more than 3 kilograms and must fit under the seat in front.

The airline is currently operating on a reduced schedule, with limited flights to Hong Kong and Perth in April and May.

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