Singapore – In the spirit of celebrating a decade of flights, Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has partnered with The Pokémon Company (TPC) to provide customers with one-of-a-kind travel experiences through its new ‘Pokémon Air Adventures’ project.
Commencing 9 September 2022, the aircraft, named ‘Pikachu Jet’, will operate two scheduled flights per month, with the first two routes set for Tokyo and Seoul, in time for the September and year-end holidays for our customers. Fares for flights from Singapore – Tokyo (Narita) start at S$333, while Singapore – Seoul start at S$231 (one way, inclusive of taxes).
The ‘Pikachu Jet’ aircraft is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a capacity of 375 seats, comprising 35 seats in ScootPlus and 340 seats in Economy. Flight routes will be reviewed periodically and adjusted based on customer demand. Besides Tokyo and Seoul, the ‘Pikachu Jet’ will also be rostered on other routes operated by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of regular airline operations, though these may be susceptible to changes due to operational and maintenance needs. This means that some customers may find themselves travelling on the exclusive themed aircraft even if they had not specifically booked to fly on one of the marketed routes, adding an element of surprise and delight to their Scoot experience.
According to Scoot, the partnership with TPC marks another milestone for Scoot as the first ASEAN airline to launch an exclusive livery as part of the ‘Pokémon Air Adventures’ project. This is also a first for the SIA group while for TPC, the last international co-operated themed flight was 20 years ago.
Leslie Thng, Scoot’s CEO, shared that at Scoot, they are constantly pushing boundaries to bring delight and a dose of Scootitude to their customers.
“Through this strategic partnership with TPC and hugely popular global franchise, we seek to engage our customers with unique travel experiences, creating unforgettable moments and memories while connecting them with much-loved destinations across our network,” said Thng.
Following the sales launch, Scoot and TPC will also be hosting a joint event to unveil the exclusive aircraft livery and reveal more detail about the scheduled flights and inflight experience. Customers and fans of Pokémon can also look forward to a new range of collectibles exclusive to the partnership that can only be purchased during flight bookings on Scoot’s website and mobile app, and on board Scoot flights.