Scoot and Tigerair merger: What can we expect?

What do you and I get when two airlines make a business decision to merge?

Scoot and Tigerair officially completed their merger today (July 25), and under the merged Scoot brand, it now has a wider travel network of 65 destinations across 18 countries.

Travellers can look forward to five new destinations including long-haul flights to Honolulu, Hawaii in the US.

From tomorrow onwards, Tigerair will be no more. But if you have previously booked flights with Tigerair, not to worry. The flight departure schedules, fare rules and terms of booking will be the same, just that the flights will now be operated by Scoot.

Take note though, there will be a new designator code "TR" for Scoot and Tigerair flights.

"Building on what Tigerair and the old Scoot had achieved since their respective inceptions, we are stronger than we have ever been before, and consequently in an even better position to offer our guests more choice, connectivity and value," Mr Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Scoot, said.

So with Scoot's "enhanced" brand, what else is new or, at least, renewed? 

1. Five new destinations

By June 2018, flights to five new destinations will be available.

They are Harbin (Heilongjiang, China), Honolulu (Hawaii, US), Kuantan (Malaysia), Kuching (Malaysia), and Palembang (South Sumatra, Indonesia).

Services to Kuching and Palembang, which were previously operated by SilkAir, will start Oct 29, 2017 and Nov 23, 2017 respectively.

Details on the operation of the other destinations will be released at a later date.

Scoot and Tigerair officially merge with new uniforms and 5 new destinations

2. New uniforms for "Scootees"

As part of the re-branding exercise, Scoot unveiled a new set of uniforms for its crew members, who are now called "Scootees".

A higher waistline in an asymmetric dress for the female crew and a black polo shirt with yellow accents for the male crew are what's new.

What's the difference? Not much, to be honest. 

Photo: Scoot

3. Repainted aircraft

Tigerair's A320 aircrafts have been repainted in yellow and white to look like Scoot's own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts.

The words "Conscious Coupling" were also painted on the aircraft in commemoration of the merger.

They have a new slogan too, beckoning customers to "escape the ordinary".

We hope that since the two airlines have combine forces, their service would be extra-ordinary as well.

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