Hell yeah: $379 flights to Berlin
Travelling to Europe just got a whole lot more affordable, with the newest budget flights to launch set to deliver Aussies to one of the world's hottest cities.
Tickets to Scoot's latest destination, Berlin, have just gone on sale.
And with fares for as little as $379, we're tipping the German capital is about to become an even bigger hit with Australian travellers.
It's the third long-haul destination for the Singapore-based low-cost airline, after Athens (launched last year to the delight of cash-strapped Aussie travellers who were able to snap up flights as low as $325) and Honolulu.
The new flights to Berlin (via Singapore) launch on June 20, with basic economy flights from Perth from $379 one way (excluding bags and food) or $1199 in ScootBiz, which includes 30kg checked baggage, 15kg carry-on baggage, meals and a drink, ScootTV, plus a wide leather reclining seat and in seat power.
Flights from Melbourne and Sydney start from $439 or $1299 flying ScootBiz.
And fares from the Gold Coast start at $429 or $1299 for ScootBiz.
The four-times-weekly Singapore-Berlin flights will be operated on Boeing 787 Dreamliners, subject to regulatory approval, which boast state of the art innovations that provide a more comfortable travel experience, according to Scoot.
These include improved humidity and cabin pressurisation, large dimmable windows, 20 per cent less noise, in-flight Wi-Fi, in-seat power and in-flight ScooTV entertainment streamed to guests' own devices.
"Scoot's low-cost long-haul business model has finally taken off in the last six months with our flights to Athens and Honolulu," says Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin.
"Both have lived up to our expectations and our guests tell us that the 787 Dreamliner has been key to convincing them to travel long-haul on low-cost.
"With Berlin, we continue on our mission to bring more choices for great value long-haul, low-cost travel to more travellers so they can escape the ordinary!"
And Germany is already bracing for the influx of Aussie travellers.
"The new Scoot route to Berlin is fantastic news for Germany," says Stefanie Eberhard, director of the German National Tourist Office in Sydney.
"It opens up many new opportunities for Australian visitors and, with additional flights, travellers can easily explore the capital Berlin and nearby cities such as Dresden, Leipzig and Hamburg.
"Berlin is a happening city packed with exciting events, concerts, exhibition and shows all year round. Germany's focus for 2018 is 'Culinary Germany' which aims to introduce travellers to the country's gourmet highlights such as the popular Currywurst in Berlin or the many Michelin starred restaurants in the capital."
The sale fares are for travel from June 20 to October 26, 2018, and are on sale until 2.59am, February 1 (AEDT) or until sold out.
Escape readers can score $30 off selected FLYBAG and FLYBAGEAT fares, by keying in the promo code GOBERLIN.
For details or to book, visit flyscoot.com.
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