Tiger Airways Partners Scoot

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tiger Airways Singapore has partnered Scoot, the low cost airline of Singapore Airlines, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The initial phase of this partnership will see each carrier marketing joint itineraries between Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, destinations served by Tiger; and Sydney and Gold Coast, served by Scoot.

Customers will consequently be able to purchase a single itinerary for travel from Australia, via Singapore, to Tigers destinations.

This is an exciting development, said CEO of Scoot, Campbell Wilson, Both carriers operate highly complementary networks, with Scoot focusing on medium-long haul routes of five or more hours, and Tiger focusing on shorter-haul journeys. Both airlines operate side-by-side at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2, and share a common philosophy of offering fuss-free service at unbeatable value.

In this initial trial, customers can purchase flight itineraries originating from Australia to popular South East Asia destinations. They will be issued a single ticket that contains all flight details. Passengers will be entitled to 15kg check-in baggage allowance on the interline itinerary.

On arrival in Singapore, customers have to pass through immigration and collect their bags before checking into the second leg of their flight.

In the later phase, customers will be able to purchase flight itineraries originating from South East Asia. The airlines also hope to enhance the service with a direct connection process. Customers would then be able to proceed with their onward journey without passing through immigration and without having to retrieve their checked baggage.

The joint itineraries originating from Australia are available for sale from today, 2 October 2012, for travel from 15 October 2012 onwards. Itineraries originating from Asia will be available for sale and travel from 2 November 2012 onwards.

With Tigers move to our new den at Changi Airport Terminal 2, its the perfect time to leverage the strength of our networks to our customers benefits, said Tiger Airways Group CEO Koay Peng Yen, Tiger Singapore operates up to 90 flights daily. The joint itineraries and new services that we will be rolling out will greatly expand the travel options for both Tiger and Scoot customers.

Tiger Airways is an associate of Temasek Holdings, which is the holding company of Singapore Airlines, the parent company of Scoot. Singapore Airlines owns 32.7% of Tiger Airways.

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