First Scoot Dreamliner expected in Nov

[SINGAPORE] Budget carrier Scoot said yesterday that it expected the Boeing 787-9, the first of its new fleet of 20 B787s worth US$4.6 billion, to be delivered and begin operations in November this year.

Scoot took over the order from parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA) in late 2011, and converted it so that it consisted of 10 of the larger B787-9 and 10 of the original B787-8. Each B787-8 costs the airline US$211.8 million while each B787-9s costs US$249.5 million.

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