Scoot and Tigerair to merge and operate under Scoot brand


Scoot, the best low-cost airline in Asia Pacific, is all set for getting bigger and better! It will integrate with Tigerair, a Singapore-based budget airline, from July 25, 2017, and the joint venture will operate under the Scoot brand. The merger is currently waiting for the final regulatory approval.

A holding company Budget Aviation Holdings acquired both the airlines in May 2016. And the integration process has been started since then. The CEO of that company, Lee Lik Hsin, said that travellers from across the world love the Scoot services for their innovative products and the fun and sassy vibe.

Photo Credit: Scoot

According to Mr Hsin, the merger will expand the Scoot network and offer the customers a seamless travel experience. After the union, the airlines will operate under a common license, a new uniform for the crew will be launched, the existing check-in counters featuring the logos of both the carriers will reflect only the Scoot brand, and the Scoot website will be the sole booking platform for all the flights. Nonetheless, there will be no change in the flight schedules.

Photo Credit: Fly Scoot

The fleet will also be integrated. Therefore, Tigerair’s Airbus A320-family aircraft will be painted with Scoot’s logo and insignia, which is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will also join the line.

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