SINGAPORE - Tigerair will officially come under Scoot - its budget carrier sibling under the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group - on July 25, the two airlines announced on Thursday (June 15).
The move will complete the two carriers' integration under a common holding company, Budget Aviation. SIA took Tigerair private last year as part of a larger plan to drive deeper cooperation and synergies between the group's different carriers in the face of mounting competition.
After Jul 25, Tigerair and Scoot will operate under a common licence or Air Operator's Certificate.
Consequently, the flight designator code for all Scoot flights will be changed from TZ to TR - the code currently used for Tigerair flights. All flight schedules, however, will remain unchanged.
From July 25, Scoot's website will be the sole booking platform for all flights operated by Scoot and Tigerair, while the Scoot call centre will service bookings from both airlines.
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 dressed in Scoot's livery by mid-2018.
Destinations like Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei will continue to be operated on both aircraft types. However, the aircraft type will be indicated during the online flight selection and booking process.
All Scoot and Tigerair passengers with existing flight bookings scheduled from July 25 onwards will be contacted via email from June 15 to July 23. Existing Scoot passengers will also be provided with updated itineraries to reflect the change in flight designator code from TZ to TR.
Those who wish to purchase or manage existing Scoot and Tigerair flights may do so through the Scoot website, www.flyscoot.com or via the Scoot call center at +65 3157 6434.