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Scoot and Tiger team up

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 17, 2013
Scoot is cooperating with Tigerair. (Ron Finlayson)
Scoot is cooperating with Tigerair. (Ron Finlayson)

Tigerair and Scoot have signed an alliance agreement to further develop their interline cooperation.

Passengers can already purchase tickets for routes involving both airlines, with stopovers in Singapore. The enhanced agreement could potentially lead to integration of the airlines through joint operations, marketing of parallel routes, and alignment of policies, conditions, pricing and scheduling.

“Scoot and Tigerair are natural partners, operating largely complementary networks side-by-side at Changi Terminal 2,” said Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson. “Our interline cooperation over the past year has revealed strong demand for joint itineraries from customers outside Singapore, and it’s clear there is similar demand from Singaporeans for greater alignment. We’re therefore excited at the potential CCS approval would unlock.”

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Having signed the agreement, both parties will submit applications to the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) seeking anti-trust immunity. The CCS process will take a few months and include public consultation.

Tigerair group CEO Koay Peng Yen commented: “Over the past year, Tigerair and Scoot have worked well together to provide joint itineraries to our customers. The market response has been good, and I look forward to bringing this partnership to even greater heights and providing more connectivity and convenience to our customers.”

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