Scoot and Virgin partner to extend connectivity to Tasmania

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson Good news for Tasmanians: a new interline agreement between Scoot and Virgin Australia means you can now fly all the way home from Singapore (via Melbourne) on a single ticket.Through the partnership, confirmed yesterday by Tasmania Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman, low-cost carrier Scoot will connect its Singapore-Melbourne service to Virgin Australia’s services between Melbourne, Hobart and Launceston.Scoot chief executive officer Campbell Wilson said the airline has received an extremely positive response to its Singapore-Melbourne service that launched last November.“Our fantastic value airfares, plentiful choices and service with Scootitude have clearly proved a hit, so we’re delighted to making them even more accessible to Tasmanians and overseas visitors through the extension of our partnership with Virgin Australia,” Mr Wilson said.Tasmanians and visitors leaving the state will now also be able to book flights departing Hobart or Launceston to Singapore via Melbourne on a single ticket.The interline agreement comes at a crucial time for the the Tasmanian Government, which has a goal of attracting 1.5 million visitors to the state every year by 2020.The Asia visitor market, enhanced by the new connections, will play a major role in achieving this goal as the government’s Access 2020 plan reveals air capacity will need to increase by around 140,000 extra seats a year to meet the target.The arrangement will be available in industry booking systems, providing greater exposure for Tasmania in the Singapore travel distribution network. Fly Virgin Australia Fly Scootlast_img