Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Tigerair, will be merged with and rebranded as Scoot on 25 July 2017, it has been confirmed.
The two airlines, both of which are owned by Singapore Airlines, have been gradually integrating their operations in recent months, and the full merger is now due to be completed.
Following this, all of Tigerair’s Singapore-based fleet will adopt the Scoot brand name and livery, and all services will operate under the “TR” code, which currently applies to Tigerair flights. Scoot’s “TZ” code will be retired.
“The Scoot brand… 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,” said Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Budget Aviation Holdings, the umbrella company that operates Scoot and Tigerair.
The two carriers will operate a single website, flyscoot.com, and use Scoot-branded check-in counters. Their combined fleet will include twin-aisle Boeing 787 Dreamliners and single-aisle Airbus A320s, and new staff uniforms will also be introduced.
Destinations that are currently served both by Scoot and Tigerair, such as Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei, will continue to be operated using both 787 and A320 aircraft in the immediate future. The re-painting of all Tigerair aircraft with the Scoot livery is expected to be completed by mid-2018.