Monday, August 05, 2013

TigerAir seeks to tie up with Indian budget carriers

New Delhi: Singapore-based TigerAir is seeking a commercial tie-up with Indian budget carriers and is in talks for the same with SpiceJet and IndiGo. The carrier, however, has ruled out buying an equity stake for now, according to reports in foreign media.
“With the tie-up, we will boost our network in India and at the same time carry more Indian travelers to our Asian destinations,” TigerAir’s Singapore chief Ho Yuen Sang was quoted as saying in The Straits Times. The low-cost carrier has a similar tie-up with Singapore Airlines’ low-cost arm Scoot and offers baggage transfers for passengers with connecting flights.
The plan is to offer the same in India, said Ho. Eventually, TigerAir and its Indian partner may market tickets together, and plan their schedules so that passengers do not have to wait too long between flights. The agreement with an Indian airline could have greater scope than a codeshare agreement.
06/08/13 Financial Express