Aussies to benefit from new budget services to Singapore

Air Scoot – a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines – will add new services between the Asian country and Sydney in mid-2012, it has been revealed.

News of the budget flights could cause more Aussie travellers to search for the best exchange rates on the Singapore Dollar before heading to the popular destination on holiday.

Low-cost carriers are proving increasingly popular in Australia and Air Scoot is able to offer flights between Sydney and Singapore that are 40 per cent cheaper than legacy airlines, the Australian reports.

Bosses at Air Scoot chose Sydney over Queensland and Victoria for its first service between the two countries.

The decision will mean up to 400 extra seats will be available on flights out of the Harbour City headed for Singapore each day.

"As the first true no-frills airline operating between Sydney and Asia, we can't wait to bring a whole new way to travel and even better airfares to shake up the industry," commented Air Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson.

Singapore Airlines has today (December 1st) welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision to approve its proposed alliance with Virgin Australia.

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