Jul 26, 2017: Scoot and Tigerair, the two budget airlines under Singapore Airlines marked the completion of their merger to become a medium-size airline. Going forward, all previous Tigerair flights will be operated under the Scoot brand. On the occasion, Scoot also announced the addition of five new destinations to its network- Harbin, Kuantan, Kuching, Palembang and Honolulu – bringing the total number of destinations to 65 across 18 countries.
This integration process began last May when the airlines were brought under a common holding company, Budget Aviation Holdings.
After successfully commencing operations in India last year, Scoot is all set to take up new destinations under its umbrella that were running under Tigerair. These include Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli and Lucknow which will now operate under the single brand name – Scoot.
Scoot CEO Lee Lik Hsin said, “As we come to the end of Tigerair’s journey, we open up a brand new chapter for Scoot. Building on what Tigerair and the old Scoot had achieved since their respective inceptions, we are stronger than we have ever been before, and consequently in an even better position to offer our guests more choice, connectivity and value. The enhanced Scoot that we are introducing today is spunky and sassy, and promises to create more travel opportunities for our guests.”
To celebrate the merger to the single Scoot brand, special one-way promotional fares from Bengaluru will start from as low as INR 5,599 to Singapore, INR 9,799 to Bali, INR 10,499 to Hong Kong, INR 12,499 to Melbourne/Sydney among others.
“Scoot was very well received after the launch of our first three destinations in India last year, the response was remarkable. We hope to create the same impact in Bengaluru, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Lucknow and Hyderabad by bringing great prices without compromising on the safety and comfort of the passengers,” said Bharath Mahadevan, Country Head, India, Scoot.