Singapore Airlines’ two low-cost carriers, Scoot and Tigerair, have entered into a new distribution partnership with Sabre.
The sister airlines, which are due to merge under the Scoot brand later this year, will now be on sale via the Sabre Travel Marketplace GDS. This means that more than 425,000 travel agents worldwide will be able to access their fares, availability and ancillaries.
“Low-cost carriers are the biggest growth drivers in the region. This trend is likely to continue as countries in the region experience rising incomes and a propensity for short- to mid-haul travel,” said Rakesh Narayanan, vice president of supplier commerce for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.
“Airlines like Scoot-Tigerair are expanding their reach rapidly to cover destinations across the region to keep up with traveller demands.
“We are honoured to work with Scoot-Tigerair, and our technology will allow them to compete more effectively in a very competitive environment.”
SIA revealed late last year that long-haul Scoot and short-haul Tigerair Singapore would be merged under the Scoot brand in mid-to-late 2017. The airlines currently fly to 60 destinations across Asia Pacific.