Scoot launches flights to South Korea’s ‘Hawaii of East Asia’

The Jeongbang Waterfall which falls directly into the sea, Jeju-do, South Korea

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has launched services to Jeju, South Korea!

Commencing 15 June 2022, the three-times-weekly non-stop flight service will be Scoot’s second destination to South Korea via Singapore.

Dubbed the ‘Hawaii of East Asia,’ Jeju is a year-long holiday destination, with each season promising a variety of immersive experiences appealing to multigenerational travellers, adventurers, and holidaymakers alike.

The largest island off the Korean peninsula, the island is one of the most popular vacation spots in South Korea with its unique local atmosphere, beautiful natural environment, and designated UNESCO world heritage site status.

Travellers can also look forward to more fuss-free travel with the planned lifting of the temporary suspension of visa-free entry into Jeju for international tourists as of 1 June 2022.

Lead-in fares for the six-hour flight start from $532 (one way) and will be operated by Scoot’s Airbus A321neo aircraft, the newest aircraft type introduced to Scoot’s fleet in June 2021.

The single-aisle aircraft featuring 236 seats has a longer range and sports premium black leather seats, amply sized overhead compartment bins, ambient lighting technologies that reduce jetlag, improved air quality, and reduced noise emissions.

Scoot chief commercial office, Calvin Chan, said “With the gradual easing of border restrictions, we are confident that inter-region travel will continue to flourish as we provide our customers with more opportunities to travel to and through Singapore to any of the destinations in our network.”

“We are looking forward to supporting bilateral tourism with the launch of our Jeju flights this June, as we build up to Scoot’s 10th anniversary, commemorating 10 years of flying and constantly inspiring new experiences for our customers as we grow our network.”

Scoot’s network presently encompasses 73 destinations across 16 countries and territories. In addition to operating four-times weekly flights to Seoul – South Korea, Scoot also operates passenger services between Singapore and a myriad of destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.

Image: iStock/hitsujikumo33

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