Singapore-based low cost airlines, Tiger Airways Singapore and Scoot, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward deep and wide-ranging cooperation.
The initial phase of this partnership will see each carrier marketing joint itineraries between Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, destinations served by Tiger; and Sydney and Gold Coast, served by Scoot. Customers may purchase a single itinerary for travel from Australia, via Singapore, to Tiger’s destinations.
On arrival in Singapore, customers will have to pass through immigration and collect their bags before checking into the second leg of their flight.
In the later phase, customers will be able to purchase flight itineraries originating from South East Asia. The airlines will also enhance this service with a direct connection process. Customers will be able to proceed with their onward journey without passing through immigration and without having to retrieve their checked baggage.
As the cooperation deepens in future, there could be a need for applications for anti-trust immunity, and this will be sought from the relevant regulatory authorities at the appropriate time as required.
The joint itineraries originating from Australia are available for sale from 2 October 2012 for travel from 15 October 2012 onwards. Itineraries originating from Asia will be available for sale and travel from 2 November 2012 onwards.
For SGX Interested Person Transaction declaration purposes, Tiger Airways is an associate of Temasek Holdings, which is the holding company of Singapore Airlines, the parent company of Scoot. Singapore Airlines owns 32.7% of Tiger Airways.