Singapore authorities clear path for Scoot-Tigerair alliance

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By admin August 12, 2014 20:25

Singapore authorities clear path for Scoot-Tigerair alliance

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has granted anti-trust immunity (ATI) to the alliance agreed between Singapore-based budget carriers Scoot and Tigerair Singapore last December.

The ATI allows the two carriers to coordinate schedules and pricing on routes operated by both airlines. The two carriers operate complementary networks, with Tigerair focusing on shorter-haul routes and Scoot operating in the medium-long haul arena. The airlines said the alliance would make it possible for them to offer “a better spread of flight choices,” offering passengers “greater flexibility.”

The two airlines will also collaborate on connecting traffic via Singapore Changi Airport.

Tigerair Group CEO Lee Lik Hsin said, “Besides allowing us to further strengthen our alliance with Scoot, this development will also empower both Scoot and ourselves to deliver even greater flexibility and value to our customers through the coordination of schedules and routes. This is not just a positive development for Tigerair and Scoot: it is also win-win partnership between the alliance and our customers.”

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By admin August 12, 2014 20:25