Low-cost carriers share booking platform

SIA and ANA budget airlines join forces with others
Low-cost subsidiaries of Singapore Airlines and Japan’s ANA have linked up with other Asian budget carriers to forge an alliance that for the first time allows bookings across their platforms.
At the eight low-cost carriers’ Value Alliance, passengers will be able to book more than 160 destinations via the websites of SIA’s Scoot and Tiger Airways, ANA’s Vanilla Air, Virgin Australia’s Tigerair Australia, Thailand’s Nok Airlines and NokScoot, South Korea’s Jeju Air and the Philippines’ Cebu Pacific.
The idea is to increase the carriers’ geographical reach by using the strength of each member’s website in its home market. The alliance excludes bigger budget carriers like AirAsia, Qantas subsidiary Jetstar, Indonesia’s Lion Air and India’s IndiGo.
“We are doing this for our own strategic reasons,” explained Campbell Wilson, chief executive of Scoot, when asked if AirAsia and Jetstar had been invited. “The fact that you don’t see the others here speaks for itself.”
Reuters

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