-controlled low-cost carriers (LCCs) Tiger Airways and Scoot, as well as Group, are looking at ways to help passengers make connections between the two airlines.
Both LCCs have said publicly that they have no plans for a formal tie-up. But Tigerâ€™s group CEO, Chin Yauseng, says the two airlines and the airport are talking about assisting passengers with a â€śDIY [do-it-yourself] solution.â€ť Passengers, however, will still have to book separate tickets for Scoot and Tiger, says Chin.
â€śWe donâ€™t want to compromise on the low-cost carrier business model and move away from being a point-to-point carrier,â€ť Chin adds. Tiger is a short-haul LCC, while Scoot is a medium- and long-haul LCC.
Tiger is based at Singapore Changi Airportâ€™s budget terminal, while Scoot plans to be based at Changiâ€™s Terminal 2. This means passengers would have to catch a bus between terminals. The budget terminal currently is unable to handle widebody aircraft, and Scoot plans to operate-200s.
The budget terminal will undergo a major renovation next year, but the airport would not say if the revamp will allow for widebodies. Chin says Tiger would have â€śno issueâ€ť with widebody carriers using the budget terminal.