Singapore-based low cost carriers, Scoot and Tiger Airways signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to to leverage the strength of [both] networks to our customers benefits, according to Tiger Airways Group chief executive Koay Peng Yen.
The partnership will see both airlines market joint itineraries between Tigers Asian destinations Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, and Scoots Sydney and Gold Coast services from October 2012.
This will then allow for single itinerary travel from Australia, via Singapore, to Asia.
Scoot chief executive Campbell Wilson was excited by the development of the joint venture.
Both carriers operate highly complementary networks, with Scoot focusing on medium-long haul routes of five or more hours, and Tiger focusing on shorter-haul journeys, Mr Campbell said.
Both airlines operate side by side at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2, and share a common philosophy of offering fuss-free service at unbeatable value.
Mr Koay said travel options for both Tiger and Scoot customers will be greatly expand.
The Memorandum of Understanding will eventually allow consumers to purchase flight itineraries from South East Asia, build enhanced connection processes and pass through immigration without having to retrieve checked baggage.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T