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Two years after inception, Scoot is acquiring Dreamliners, building partnerships at home and abroad, reports NISHA RAMCHANDANI

THE next one year is going to be a busy one for Scoot. The low-cost carrier is set to take delivery of its first Dreamliner, even as it seeks to build a stronger alliance with budget carrier Tigerair at home and spreads its wings overseas with its first joint venture NokScoot.

Fully owned by Singapore Airlines (SIA), Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 in a move widely seen as SIA's efforts to claw back ground lost over the years to budget carriers such as Jetstar Asia and AirAsia.

Since its inception, Scoot's load factors have stayed above the 80 per cent threshold with the airline carrying its two millionth passenger in January this year.

Yields, however, are tougher to maintain, as is the case...

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