Scoot swallows Tigerair Singapore into its own brand

Andrew Munro 16 June 2017 NEWS

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Tigerair Singapore to be no more from 25 July.

In May 2016, both Scoot and Tigerair's Asia arm were wrapped into the same company, Budget Aviation Holdings. This joining saw the start of integration efforts, including reservation systems, schedules, terms and conditions, call centres and other facilities.

An integration completion has now been set, and on 25 July 2017, the brands will become one.

Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Budget Aviation Holdings CEO said "The Scoot brand, known for its cheeky and fun vibe as well as innovative products, is well-loved by travellers around the world. We are looking forward to taking the brand further and offering guests a seamless travel experience throughout Scoot's expanded network, with the completion of our integration into a single airline."

What this means for you

Nothing bad! A lot of work has gone into making this integration a seamless experience for travellers. All your old Tigerair Singapore bookings, tickets and everything else will remain valid and go ahead as planned. Although Scoot's brand name will be taking over, it will be adopting Tigerair's TR flight code, and dropping the old Scoot TZ code.

Overall, you can look forward to more opportunities for budget exploration of Asian destinations, and smoother experiences as you transfer flights and airports along the way.

The newly integrated fleet now consists of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A320-family aircraft, while destinations such as Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei will continue to be travelled by both B787 and A320 aircraft.

To make bookings, you should now head to Scoot instead of Tigerair Singapore.

Just don't be surprised when you see new uniforms in the skies. The old Scoot and Tigerair uniforms are also set to be retired, and flashy new ones will take their place.

Tigerair planes are also getting a makeover, and will be repainted in the Scoot branding over the coming year. These might be the last visible vestiges of Tigerair Singapore, set to be fully repainted by mid-2018.

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