Sunday, March 31, 2013


Singapore-based low-cost long-haul airline Scoot unveiled Tap-and-Scoot that allows a seamless journey from public transport to Scoot flights! Scoot introduced Tap-and-Scoot today, an new technology allowing guests to enjoy a seamless journey from bus or MRT to Scoot flights. This new partnership with EZ-Link will enable guests to hop off the bus or MRT at Changi Airport and directly board on Scoot flights without checking in at the counter! Details will be announced shortly and Tap-and-Scoot will be rolled out on 31 April 2013, pending details such as erection of gantries and tapping machines for payment at Changi Airport will be announced soon.

The EZ-Link card is a contact-less smart card based on the Sony FeliCa smart-card technology and used for the payment of public transportation fares in Singapore, with limited use in the small payments retail sector. Established in 2001, it was promoted as the means for speedier boarding times on buses. An Adult EZ-Link card costs S$12, inclusive of a S$5 non-refundable card cost and a S$10 card value. EZ-Link cards are sold, distributed and managed by EZ-Link Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Singapore's Land Transport Authority.

Scoot operates medium and long haul no-frills flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Tianjin, Taipei and Tokyo, with Shenyang and Qingdao commencing in November 2013. Scoot's aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

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