Scoot launches flights to Qingdao & Shenyang

Singapore Airlines' long-haul budget airline subsidiary, Scoot, has launched its non-stop flights to Qingdao and Shenyang in China. 

The thrice-weekly service will operate between Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 and Qingdao International Airport, as well as Shenyang Taoxian International Airport. 

They're the eighth and ninth routes for Scoot. 

The budget airline had to cancelled some 20 flights from Singapore to the two cities last year, due to problems with regulatory approval. 

All flights between 27 November 2012 and 8 January 2013 were affected. 

Scoot had indicated on its website and in the flight itineraries that the flights were subject to regulatory approval. 

A spokesperson had explained that it's standard practice for airlines to launch destinations and sell tickets before regulatory approval has been given.