Aviation

New GM Scoots in

Daisy Melwani

Scoot has appointed Jared Simcox as its new General Manager, Australia, effective immediately as a replacement of its previous GM, Dennis Basham, who left the airline in early December to join a tour operator business.

Migrating to Australia in 2012 from New Zealand, Simcox worked briefly at Curry Aviation and was most recently Wholesale Travel Manager at Groupon ANZ, (2013-2016).

According to the airline, he considers turning online business into offline revenue critical in today’s aviation industry.

“What really excited me about this role at Scoot, is that this company is out to challenge the status quo. Since Scoot’s launch in 2012, the highly visible, yellow liveried and quirky airline, has quickly risen to become a benchmark and trendsetter in the low-cost market segment,” Simcox said.

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Scoot. Sister airline Tigerair (Singapore) will be fully integrated under the Scoot brand by year-end, and Scoot will take delivery of its new 787 Dreamliners.

All of Scoot’s 787 Dreamliners are equipped with inflight wi-fi, in-seat power outlets and ScooTV streaming inflight entertainment, which allows wireless streaming of movies and television shows to guests’ personal devices, offering guests constant connectivity and entertainment on board.



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