In May 2011, Singapore Airlines announced that their intention to establish a no-frills, low-cost subsidiary airline for medium and long-haul routes.
In July 2011, Singapore Airlines announced Campbell Wilson as the founding CEO of the new airline.
On 1 November 2011, the new airline was unveiled and the name "Scoot" was given.It's website was also officially launched that day.
The airline is expected to commence operations by April 2012 from Changi Airport's Terminal 2. The new airline will compete with Jetstar Airways and AirAsia X.
As announced on 1 November 2011, Scoot's fleet is expected to consist of four Boeing 777-200. Its initial fleet would be acquired from its parent airline and reconfigured with a new seating layout. The new seating layout is proposed to have a two-class cabin configuration with 32 to 40 premium seats and about 370 economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration. Scoot will also be purchasing 777-200ERs, which have a longer range, and therefore be able to offer services to destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. There are plans in place to have 14 aircraft by 2016.
PS: In an unprecedented move, retiree CCE boh tong from SIA is currently being considered by the airline to be it's advisor.