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Scoot-Tigerair Merger: Continues Aggressive Growth Plans

July 2017 – Scoot and Tigerair officially merged into a more powerful, and more engaging service under Scoot Brand. Promoting to increase their destination reach to help travelers fill their dream destination.

Scoots new slogan, “Escape the Ordinary”, purely describes its progress in terms of services as a global airline, and to inspire people to travel more with their budget-friendly flights. Scoot and former Tigerair cabin crew are also equipped with new uniforms, retaining Scoot’s yellow and black signature, to make them feel the new and improved management.

What to expect with this merger?

More Destinations. Scoot, formerly operating as Tigerair in the Philippines, now flies to more Asia Pacific destinations via Singapore, including Australia, China, Greece, Japan, Honolulu, Scoot’s maiden USA destination, second long-haul destination after Athens, Harbin in Northeast China, Kuching and Kuantan in Malaysia, and Palembang in Indonesia. A total of 65 destinations by June 2018.

New Launched Sales

  • Kuching (Malaysia) – Daily flights starting October 29, 2017
  • Kuantan (Malaysia) – Three-times-weekly flights starting February 2, 2018
  • Harbin (China) – Three-times-weekly flights on a seasonal basis from December 1, 2017 to March 23, 2018.
  • Sapporo (Japan) – two-times-weekly seasonal non-stop flights starting November 7, 2017 to February 11, 2018, on top of existing flights via Taipei.

Scoot currently operates with 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 23 Airbus A320 family aircraft, and still expecting delivery of 5 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo. Scoot CEO Mr. Lee Lik Hsin said:

“We are moving forward with our aggressive growth plans for Scoot, having swiftly launched sales for Kuching, Kuantan, and Harbin, as well as non-stop flights to Sapporo, just a few months after the merger. We are now in a stronger position to offer our guests, which include Filipino travelers, more choices of destinations beyond Singapore, better connectivity and more travel opportunities at fantastic value.”

Log on to www.flyscoot.com to check out more budget-friendly fares flying to more destinations.

About Scoot

Scoot is the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group. Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand and positioning it well for a new chapter of growth. Scoot has carried over fifty million guests and now operates a fleet of 15 state of the art, widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 23 young and modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, with five more Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 39 Airbus A320neo aircraft on order. Scoot’s network presently encompasses 60 destinations across 17 countries, with Harbin, Honolulu, Kuantan, Kuching and Palembang to join the network soon. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power on selected aircraft as well as the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015, 2016 and 2017 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlyScoot, and Twitter.com/flyscoot.

 

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