Posted on: 12 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Building on a pre-existing interline co-operation, the Competition Commission for Singapore (CCS) has granted Anti-Trust Immunity (ATI) to Scoot and Tigerair following their application in late January this year.
The ATI will allow Scoot and Tigerair to connect passengers at Changi airport. The airlines plan to co-ordinate their schedules and pricing, which will enable Scoot customers travelling from Tianjin and Nanjing in China, for example, to transfer easily onto one of Tigerair’s flights to southeast Asia and India.
Following a public consultation, the CCS found that Scoot and Tigerair run complementary networks, with Scoot focusing on medium-long haul flights and Tigerair concentrating on short-haul journeys of fewer than four hours.
Campbell Wilson, Scoot’s CEO, commented “We are very pleased that CCS has granted immunity, in doing so recognising the value closer co-operation will bring to the residents, hub and economy of Singapore.”
“Besides strengthening our alliance with Scoot, this development will also empower both Scoot and ourselves to deliver greater flexibility and value to our customers through the coordination of schedules and routes,” added Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Tigerair. “It is also win–win partnership between the alliance and our customers.”