Singapore-based low-cost carrier Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has launched child-free zones in the economy class cabins of its aircraft.
The “Scoot in silence” cabin with a ban on children under 12 is located behind business class in Scoot’s aircraft and also offers more legroom than standard economy.
This seems to be a trend in the region as Scoot’s regional competitor low-cost carrier AirAsia X, introduced a similar “quiet zone” on its aircraft in February 2012, banning children under age 12 from the zone.
Another Southeast Asian airline, Malaysia Airlines, bans infants in its first class cabins.
Both Scoot and AirAsia X charge extra for seats in the child-free zones.
Scoot operates daily flights to Sydney and five flights a week to the Gold Coast from Singapore. It also flies to Nanjing (China) and Seoul from Singapore.