Earlier this month on 8 July, it was a double celebration for Scoot as the budget airline inaugurates two new cities with flights to Osaka and Kaohsiung.

I was on board the inaugural flight which happened to be their SG50-themed aircraft – Scoot’s newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, named “Maju-lah”:

The SG50 plane

The SG50 plane

On 8 July, Scoot flight TZ298 took off from Singapore to Osaka via Bangkok, while TZ288 started operating to Osaka via Kaohsiung from Singapore the next day. This brought the total number of Scoot destinations to 15 in 7 countries.

I love the Dreamliner, the air circulation is better, with more oxygen and the psychedelic rainbow lights add in some spunk

I love the Dreamliner, the air circulation is better, with more oxygen and the psychedelic rainbow lights add in some spunk

“Scoot is thrilled to offer travelers the historical and culinary delights of Osaka, and the natural scenic beauty of Kaohsiung. We’re excited to bring our Osaka and Kaohsiung guests the Scoot experience – brand-new aircraft, a huge selection of frills, unbeatable value airfares and of course our fun and unique attitude – our Scootitude – on board!” said Scoot CEO, Campbell Wilson.

We experienced some of that Scootitude on board the flight. All of us were offered with free inflight WiFi and were invited to participate in a slew of games together with the other passengers to win all sorts of prizes from Scoot, including airfares:

Ready for some inflight games?

Ready for some inflight games?

Q&A games

Q&A games

Free WiFi!

Free WiFi!

My Scoot Nasi Lemak breakfast

My Scoot Nasi Lemak breakfast

When we arrived at Kaoshiung International Airport, the Scoot team and Kaoshiung government officials were there to greet everyone, together with Kaoshiung’s very own mascot, Tall Bear (高熊). A short performance was staged and there were the customary exchange of gratitudes between Scoot and the Kaoshiung government officials:

Dance performance

Dance performance

Something more traditional

Something more traditional

Yes, Tall Bear joined in the dance too

Yes, Tall Bear joined in the dance too

Gifts exchange

Gifts exchange

After that, it was three days of fun in Kenting and Kaoshiung for me and the rest of the Alvinology and Asia 361 team. The other writers will be sharing on activities to do in Kenting and Kaoshiung soon. Stay tuned to both this site as well as Asia361.com for updates. 🙂

Hot on the heels of sending Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Osaka and Kaohsiung, Scoot will begin Dreamliner service to Taipei and Tokyo in September.

Scoot’s wide-bodied 787s offer a spacious and improved cabin environment with better humidity, air circulation and cabin pressure. Pass the time with great food or stay connected with inflight Internet, and keep your devices charged with in-seat power.

A total of 11 Dreamliners will be delivered to Scoot by the end of March 2016. The new fleet growth with the 787 will allow Scoot, Asia/Pacific’s Best LCC in 2015, to increase frequencies to popular destinations and add exciting new cities to the network.

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