Singapore Airlines announces that corporate members of its HighFlyer programme can now earn HighFlyer points when flying on Singapore Airlines (SIA) or SilkAir itineraries with connections onto Scoot. Scoot is the low-cost long-haul airline owned by SIA.

Corporates under the HighFlyer programme can earn five HighFlyer points for every S$1 spent if their SIA or SilkAir travel itineraries include a Scoot-operated flight segment ticketed and booked through Singapore Airlines’ corporate booking platform or via an appointed travel agent. This will be applicable for tickets issued from May 2, for eligible booking classes and destinations, according to Singapore Airlines.

These points can be used as full payment, or part payment with cash top-up, for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir tickets, upgrades and selected ancillaries used by employees of HighFlyer programme participants, says SIA in a statement. HighFlyer members will also have the option to redeem HighFlyer points for travel on Scoot-operated flights later this year.

“We are very pleased to bring Scoot into the HighFlyer family and to offer our corporate members more ways to accrue HighFlyer points,” said Campbell Wilson, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at Singapore Airlines.

“Scoot is an important part of the SIA Group’s portfolio of airlines. With a combined passenger network of more than 135 destinations in over 35 countries and territories, Scoot’s participation in the HighFlyer programme affirms our commitment to constantly deliver more value to corporates when they fly with the SIA Group of airlines.”

Commenting on this, Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Scoot said: “Scoot is excited to join the HighFlyer family. Scoot offers many products and services suitable for the business traveller, such as our premium ScootBiz cabin on our 787 Dreamliner fleet, with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity.

“Coupled with our expansive and growing network presently spanning 63 destinations, including long-haul points like Athens, Honolulu and, soon, Berlin, Scoot’s inclusion will provide greater choice and connectivity to corporates in the HighFlyer programme.”

Scoot is a low-cost long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines. Scoot launched flights in 2012 and began operating Tigerair’s routes following their merger in July 2017. Tigerair began operations in the Maldives in January 2014.

Scoot started out from a fleet of just three Boeing 777-200 aircraft and now operate over 40 aircraft, consisting of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus 320 family aircraft. For more information about the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme, please visit singaporeair.com/highflyer.