【法新社】新航成立远程廉航:Singapore Airlines launches budget long-haul carrier
法拉利之神  发表于2011-11-2 15:00 阅读: 638 回复: 0


Singapore Airlines today launched a budget carrier that will fly on medium and long-haul routes, including to Australia and China.

新加坡航空公司今天(11月1日)宣布成立新的廉价航空公司,主要运营包括飞往澳大利亚和中国的中远程航线。

Called "Scoot", the new airline will begin flights from mid-2012 with a fleet of four Boeing B777-200 aircraft, company officials said.

新航空公司名为“疾行航空”,公司官员表示公司将于2012年年中装备4架波音777-200飞机并投入商业航班运营。

"Scoot is for you," said the new carrier"s chief executive Campbell Wilson.

“为你疾行。”新航空公司的首席执行官坎贝尔 威尔逊说。

It is "not an everyday airline name because this is not an everyday airline," he told a media conference.

他告诉媒体,“因为这不是每日航空,所以这不是每天都会使用的名字。”

Scoot will launch its first commercial flight by the middle of next year, initially with four B777-200 aircraft purchased from parent company SIA.

疾行航空将于明年年中之前开始它的首次商业航班之旅。最初它将使用4架从母公司新航购置的B777-200客机。

It is expected to have 14 planes by 2016, with longer term plans to fly to India, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

预计到2016年它将拥有14架飞机。届时将开通飞往印度、欧洲、非洲和中东的航线。

Wilson said after the news conference that Scoot is unable to fly to the United States initially because the B777-200"s limitations but he was not ruling out serving the US market in the future.

威尔逊在新闻发布会后表示因为B777-200的航程限制,一开始疾行航空无法飞往美国。但是他不排除以后进军美国市场的可能。

Scoot is wholly owned by SIA but will be managed independently.

疾行航空将为新航全资所有,但是将独立运营。

Analysts have said SIA is moving to tap into a growing consumer demand for low-cost travel over longer distances as most of Asia"s low-cost carriers cover short-haul routes.

分析师预计,现在短程航线已被亚洲大部分短程航线覆盖,因此新航决定开拓现在消费需求仍大量增长的长途廉价航空市场。

Scoot is expected to compete directly with AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia and British tycoon Richard Branson"s Virgin Group.

疾行航空预计将和亚航X,隶属于马来西亚廉航亚洲航空和英国航空大鳄理查德 布兰森的维珍集团的长程廉航子公司展开直接竞争。

AirAsia X flies to several destinations including London, Taipei, Tehran, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and a number of cities in China and India.

亚航X飞往包括伦敦、台北、德黑兰、巴黎、汉城、东京以及中国和印度多个城市在内的多个航点。

SIA already has a short-haul, full-service unit called SilkAir, which travels to tourist destinations in Asia and has a stake in Asian budget carrier Tiger Airways.

新航已经拥有一家叫胜安航空的执飞短程航线,提供所有服务,主要飞往亚洲旅游地的子公司。新航同时握有亚洲廉航虎航的股权。

SIA, regarded as a barometer for the industry, earned a profit of Sg$1.09 billion ($A826 million) in the year to March 2011 on revenues of Sg$14.5 billion.

新航被誉为航空业的晴雨表。截止2011年3月,它的上一财年总收入14.5亿新加坡镑。净利润10亿9千万新加坡镑(合8亿2千6百万美元),

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