Tigerair merges with Scoot
Nine months after Scoot and Tigerair announced their intention to pursue a single brand and operating licence under the enhanced Scoot brand, the airline industry bid farewell to Tigerair Singapore, as its last flight departed from Singapore for Tiruchirappalli on July 24. Now, all the flights previously under the Tigerair brand will be operated under the Scoot brand and Scoot flights will operate under the TR flight designator code. This marks the completion of the Scoot-Tigerair integration process that began last May when the airlines were brought under a common holding company, Budget Aviation Holdings. After successfully commencing operations in India last year, value airline 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. “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. To celebrate the merger with the single Scoot brand, special oneway promotional fares from Bengaluru have been introduced for destinations like Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong. Additional 10 per cent discounts are also available through promotional codes for a booking period from July 25, 2017 to Aug 6, 2017.