Budget carrier Tigerair will officially come under the Scoot brand on July 25, the two airlines said yesterday. The move will complete the carriers' integration under a common holding company controlled by Singapore Airlines (SIA).
SIA took Tigerair private last year as part of a larger plan to drive deeper cooperation and synergy between the group's different carriers in the face of mounting competition.
After July 25, Tigerair and Scoot will operate under a common licence. The flight designator code for all Scoot flights will then change from TZ to TR - the code now used for Tigerair flights. All flight schedules, however, will remain unchanged.
Scoot's website will become the sole booking platform for all flights operated by both Scoot and Tigerair, while the Scoot call centre will service bookings from both airlines.
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The existing Scoot-Tigerair check-in counters will also be revamped to reflect a single Scoot brand, while Scoot cabin crew will be fitted out in new uniforms.
The integrated fleet will comprise Scoot's Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Tigerair's Airbus A320 aircraft. They will all be outfitted with Scoot's livery by the middle of next year.
Destinations like Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei will continue to be operated on both aircraft types. All Scoot and Tigerair passengers with existing bookings scheduled from July 25 will be contacted via e-mail from yesterday till July 23.
Existing Scoot passengers will also be provided with updated itineraries to reflect the change in flight designator code from TZ to TR.
Passengers can buy or manage existing Scoot and Tigerair flights through the Scoot website, www.flyscoot.com or via the Scoot call centre on 3157-6434.