Low-cost carrier Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate the competitive Hong Kong-Singapore route from November, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.
The airline will also add 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of next year for business development, the report quoted chief executive Campbell Wilson as saying. It will mean Scoot competing with its parent Singapore Airlines and sister company Tigerair on a route that also features Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines with the carriers together having more than 20 services a day.
Mr Wilson was quoted as saying: "We have had the same situation on the Singapore-Bangkok and Singapore-Sydney routes where we are doing quite well."
The report said that Hong Kong has long been on the radar but Scoot has to wait until the arrival of its sixth Boeing 777 in November to launch the service.
An early morning and a late night return flight between Hong Kong and Singapore will start from November 15.