Scoot will operate flights using ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200.
So far, Scoot is a plan that is being executed well by SIA. They fly to new destinations that is not served by their parent company(with the exception of Sydney). The reason why Scoot is allowed to fly Sydney together with their parent company is that the Singapore-Sydney route has a large passenger volume and surprisingly it is the route between Singapore and Australia that has the less competition(if we compare with Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane). Only British Airways and Qantas Airways flew the route. The other routes to Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne are all served at least by 3 carriers(excluding SIA). The routes that is announced so far are all flown by Air Asia X. It seems like Scoot have hopefully to get a share of passenger that is flying with the KL-based carrier in these few years and create a new market without bringing negative effect to Singapore Airlines premium services.
Competition at Sydney will increase with Air Asia X, which has just started flying daily to Sydney on April 1. The airline has made a big changes to the carrier network by suspending flights to London, Paris, Mumbai and Dehli and most recently, Christchurch. The airline stated that the reason behind the decision is due to high operating cost which includes high fuel prices, high airport tax charges and the recently implemented taxes on airline operating in Europe. The carrier will put their focus on their core market in Australia, Korea, China and Japan which are flights around the 4-8 hours region. After the cancellation, Air Asia X announced that flights to Taipei, Perth and Tokyo will be increased. In short-term, it is unlikely that the airline will resume flights back to these suspended destination. With the share-swap deal with national carrier-Malaysia Airlines concluded last August, it is highly likely that both airline will cooperate in many areas including route network. In future, Air Asia X are expected to fly to cities in their core region, namely Adelaide, Nanjing, Xian, Wuhan, Fukuoka, Nagoya and also Jeddah which is the gateway for local Muslims to Mecca.
The airline currently operates 9 Airbus 330-300 with another 16 more to come. While the airline has also place orders for 3 Airbus 330-200 and 10 Airbus 350-900. Looking at the airlines order, there is a possibility that Air Asia X will operate flights back to Europe once these fuel-efficient aircraft arrives. Before the cancellation, Air Asia X operates European flights using the 4-engined Airbus 340-300 which has a high cost of operating. But as always, Air Asia X(and also Air Asia) has a slight advantage comparing to those carriers operating from Singapore. Airport taxes and landing fees are not that high comparing to those operating from Singapore and also air traffic are not that heavy if we compare to the likes of Jakarta, Bangkok and Singapore.
Air Asia X uses Airbus 330-300 aircraft to operates its low-cost long haul flights to its core-market of Australia, China, Korea and Japan.
Jetstar Airways currently operates 11 Airbus 330-200 that flies medium and long-haul destinations.
Jetstar branded airline include Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Hong Kong.