Monday, November 12, 2012

Scoot Airlines and Tiger Airways rolls out joint itinerary partnership

Singapore based low-cost carriers Scoot Airlines and Tiger Airways have announced a single itinerary partnership on selected routes (Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, destinations served by Tiger; and Sydney and Gold Coast, served by Scoot) back in October 1st 2012.  This means that a passanger can purchase a single ticket that contains all flight details and fly from Tiger Airways destination to Scoot destination 9 or visa verse) with a single itinary. But on arrival in Singapore Changi Airport, which is hub and base for both airlines, passengers have to pass through immigration and collect their bags before checking into the second leg of their flight.[1]

The partnership was inevitable. Both Scoot and Tiger Airways are low-cost carrier subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Both are based in Singapore and both operate side by side at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Scoot servers mid to long haul range while Tiger Airways serves mainly short haul flights.

1 month after this announcement, the airlines rolled out 13 more destinations for single itinerary:

The Tiger Airways and Scoot tie-up continues to make good progress with the roll out of more joint itineraries. Starting Wednesday, 31 October, travellers flying from Scoot’s destinations, Sydney, Gold Coast, and now Tianjin, will be able to purchase tickets to 13 more Tiger destinations in North Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia. 
The addition of these 13 new destinations – the Indian cities of Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, and Tiruchirapalli, plus Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Dhaka, Penang, Colombo, Kuching and Jakarta – complements the existing cooperation to Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, which have been well-received by the market. This brings the total number of destinations served under the Tiger-Scoot partnership to 16.
In addition, customers will now be able to purchase flight itineraries originating from South East Asia. New routes available on single itinerary bookings include Jakarta – Tianjin, Hong Kong – Sydney and Gold Coast, Guangzhou – Sydney and Gold Coast, Hyderabad – Sydney and Gold Coast, Colombo – Sydney, and Chennai – Sydney. 
Transiting through Singapore, these joint itineraries offer increased choice and value to customers, who can take advantage of the unbeatable airfares and combined networks of the two airlines. Connecting between flights is simple, with Scoot and Tiger operating side-by-side at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.[2]


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