Scoot 777 airplane

 

Scoot is Asia’s newest long-haul budget airline and has chosen Singapore to Sydney as its first international route, starting daily from mid-2012 and helping to add AU$146 million a year to New South Wales’s economy.

 

Barry O’Farrell, Premier of New South Wales said of the announcement: “This is a great win for Sydney and travellers in the Asia-Pacific region, opening up Australia’s largest city to more international routes and lower-cost carriers.” He went onto say: “This places Sydney front and centre of the boom in budget travel in emerging markets like Singapore, China and India.”

 

New South Wales’s minister for Tourism, George Souris expanded by stating: “Scoot’s arrival gives tourists from the growing markets of China and India more choice on how to get here and enjoy the many attractions and major events we have on offer in Sydney and New South Wales.” New South Wales have a 2020 target of doubling overnight visitor expenditure.

 

This exciting announcement, and the two-year marketing plan Destination NSW, Tourism Australia, Sydney Airport and Scoot plan to run following the launch of the route will hopefully help New South Wales achieve this goal.

 

To read the full article, go to http://www.spicenews.com.au/2011/12/01/article/New-Asian-long-haul-budget-airline-chooses-Sydney/WJOCVSDSVX.html

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