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Scoot and Tigerair merge and target Honolulu

July 27, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Scoot and Tigerair are now one airline. They have merged to operate under a single brand, Scoot, in every market except Australia.

The two airlines are owned by Singapore Airlines in markets other than Australia. In Australia, however, Tigerair is owned by Virgin Australia, being the budget brand of that carrier.

Since May 2016, Scoot and Tigerair have been working in Singapore to integrate reservation systems, flight schedules and connections, conditions of carriage, check-in counters and call centres. Those integrations have since been completed.http://travelindustryexpo.com.au/?utm_source=Global%20Travel%20Media&utm_medium=Banners

The new Scoot plans to hit the US market with B787 Dreamliner flights from Singapore to Honolulu by June 2018. It also plans to add Harbin, China, to its network. Other planned Scoot destinations: Kuching and Kuantan in Malaysia, and Palembang in Indonesia.

With the merger, Tigerair will operate under the Scoot brand, however the Scoot designator code (TZ) will be re-designated as TR.

“This merger is part of our long-term growth strategy and to enable a more seamless travel experience for all our guests,” a statement from the carrier said.

Flight schedules (departure/arrival dates and times) will remain the same.

The Tigerair.com website has been disabled. The consolidated website is FlyScoot.com and anyone going to Tigerair.com will be redirected accordingly. The Australian Tigerair.com.au is not affected. The Tigerair (Singapore) mobile app will be disabled. Travellers may continue to use the Scoot mobile app.

With the merger, Scoot will operate two different fleets of B787 Dreamliner (existing Scoot fleet) and A320 (Tigerair fleet repainted into Scoot livery).

Scoot will operate both the B787 Dreamliner and A320 fleets until further notice. Flight numbers will not change.

To find more details about the merger, click here.

Written by Peter Needham

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