Building on its portfolio strategy, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir are leveraging medium/long-haul budget arm Scoot through an interline partnership for select destinations as the group seeks to capture more passengers in a competitive environment.
Since July, the parent airline and regional wing have been selling onto certain destinations in Scoot's network in China, which is seen as a natural starting point since there is little overlap in the cities served by the budget carrier.
The tie-up enables a passenger from South-east Asia to fly SIA or SilkAir to Singapore, then connect onto the budget carrier to fly onwards to points in China, such as Ningbo. Under the Inter Airline Through Check In trial, baggage will be checked all the way through to the end of the destination, while boarding passes for both sectors can be issued at the original point of departure. The Scoot leg also includes in-flight meals and checked baggage.
This article was first published on October 12, 2015.
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