Scoot, Tigerair tie up to service Singapore-Guangzhou air route

Scoot will replace one daily flight currently operated by Tigerair with a smaller aircraft to better match capacity to demand.
Scoot will replace one daily flight currently operated by Tigerair with a smaller aircraft to better match capacity to demand.PHOTO: SCOOT

SINGAPORE - Scoot and Tigerair will expand their co-operation when Scoot launches daily services to Guangzhou, China in January.

Scoot's Boeing 787 Dreamliner service will replace one daily flight currently operated by Tigerair with a smaller Airbus A320 aircraft, better matching capacity to demand, the companies said in a joint statement.

Together, they will together operate twice daily services and manage the route jointly.

While the service replacement will take effect from Jan 16, Tigerair will also operate additional services on certain dates during the 2016 Chinese New Year period.

Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson noted that Guangzhou will be Scoot's sixth destination in China and second in the Pearl River Delta area after Hong Kong.

Complementing Tigerair's existing services means travellers to and from this region will have wider choice, more connections and the opportunity to travel on Scoot's brand-new 787 Dreamliners, he added.

Tigerair chief executive Lee Lik Hsin said: "With Scoot operating one tranche of Tigerair service to Guangzhou with their larger aircraft, we jointly serve the market more efficiently."

He disclosed that the airlines are also finalising a similar arrangement for another route.