Tigerair to operate under Scoot brand starting July 25

The integrated Scoot fleet will comprise Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A320-family aircraft.

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Scoot and Tigerair will soon complete their integration under the one brand and will be operating under a common license or Air Operator Certificate, the two airlines said in a joint release.

Following the integration, the flight designator code for Scoot flights will be changed from the current TZ to TR, which is the code currently used for Tigerair flights.

Meanwhile, Scoot website will now be the only booking platform for all flights currently operated by Scoot and Tigerair. Both airlines will have their service bookings fall under Scoot call centre. The existing Scoot-Tigerair check-in counters will also reflect a single Scoot brand. Passengers and guests can also look forward to a new look for the Scoot crew.

The latest developments will wrap up the current the integration efforts of Scoot and Tigerair which commenced in May last year when the two airlines were brought under a common holding company, Budget Aviation Holdings.

The integrated Scoot fleet will comprise Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A320-family aircraft. As of the moment, destinations like Bangkok, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei will continue to be operated on both B787 and A320 aircraft.

The aircraft type for each flight will be indicated during online flight selection and booking process. The Airbus A320-family aircraft currently operated by Tigerair will be repainted to reflect Scoot name and the signature bright yellow curves. The repainting will be done progressively and is expected to be completed in by mid-2018.

"The Scoot brand, known for its cheeky and fun vibe as well as innovative products, is well-loved by travellers around the world. We are looking forward to taking the brand further and offering guests a seamless travel experience throughout Scoot's expanded network, with the completion of our integration into a single airline," said Budget Aviation Holdings CEO Lee Lik Hsin.

Guests with existing flight bookings scheduled on 25 July or later will be contacted by the airlines for any changes. Existing Scoot guests will also be provided with updated itineraries to reflect the change in flight designator code from TZ to TR.