Asian budget airlines form largest low-cost carrier alliance

Asian budget airlines form largest low-cost carrier alliance

With the partnership, customers will be able to book flights from any of the eight airlines in a single transaction.

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SINGAPORE: Eight Asia-Pacific budget airlines on Monday (May 16) formed the world’s largest low cost carrier (LCC) alliance – the Value Alliance – aimed at providing more destinations, routing options and greater convenience for customers.

The members of the alliance are: Singapore's Scoot and Tigerair, the Philippines' Cebu Pacific, South Korea's Jeju Air, Thailand's Nok Air and NokScoot, Tigerair Australia and Japan's Vanilla Air.

With the partnership, customers will be able to book flights from any of the eight airlines in a single transaction. They will also be able to choose their meals and seats for flights from different airlines in a single itinerary.

The Value Alliance members currently have a collective fleet of 176 aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region and serve more than 160 destinations.

Speaking to the media at an unveiling ceremony on Monday, the airlines said they hoped to strengthen distribution in their non-home markets and expand their networks.

“By working together we can offer our guests a wider choice of destination and flights – at the most competitive airfares – all in one go,” said Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson.

“The Value Alliance is a clear example of how LCCs can accomplish more by working together than we could do individually,” added President and CEO of Cebu Pacific Lance Gokongwei.

Source: CNA/dl

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