Scoot has added cargo capacity to its network by removing all seats on one of its A320ceo aircraft, doubling its cargo-carrying capacity to nearly 20 tonnes.
Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s chief executive, commented: “With many passenger aircraft sitting idle due to the pandemic, Scoot started operating cargo charters to carry essential supplies as an alternative revenue stream.
“Since then, we have been growing our cargo capacity and capabilities to remain competitive while providing more value for our customers. The modification works carried out [on the A320ceo] are our biggest undertaking to date, and we thank the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for its support in this endeavour with their certification of the modification works.”
Kevin Shum, director-general at CAAS, added: “Scoot has responded nimbly to the market conditions during these challenging times to meet demand for airfreight. CAAS is happy to support their efforts in modifying their passenger aircraft to carry cargo in the cabin.
“The modified aircraft would enable Scoot to mount freight services between Singapore and key trading markets.”