Scoot sends Tiger to an early grave

SINGAPORE, 26 July 2017: Tigerair officially ceased to operate as a separate entity, Tuesday, as the merger with Scoot was officially declared complete.

All Tiger Air operations and fleet transferred to Scoot, the budget airline owned by Singapore Airlines Group. The process started in May last year, when they were brought under a common holding company, Budget Aviation.

The airlines will operate under a single licence or Air Operator’s Certificate, and consequently, the flight designator code for all Scoot flights will be changed from TZ to TR – the code  used for Tigerair flights.

All flight schedules, however, will remain unchanged. The Scoot website portal is undergoing maintenance today to complete the transfer.

Scoot’s website will also be the sole booking platform for all flights and existing Scoot-Tigerair check-in counters will also adopt the Scoot brand. A new uniform for Scoot cabin crew will also be rolled out and a new advertising campaign.

The merger now means that Scoot is operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and A320 fleet. It will take up to mid-2018 to repaint all the planes in the Scoot livery

Destinations like Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei will continue to be operated on both aircraft types.