Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Group, has attained International Air Transport Association (IATA) membership and joined the community of 300 IATA members across 120 countries. The membership is only awarded to those airlines that meet IATA's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards in airline operations.
Commenting on the IATA membership, Mr. Leslie Thng, Scoot's Chief Executive Officer, said: We are honoured to become an IATA member. This international recognition affirms our dedication to upholding safety for our passengers. Through the decade, we have continued to enhance our operational resilience and improve our customers' experience. Looking ahead, we hope to continue to pave the way in redefining and elevating value-travel in our industry.
Commenting on the membership, Philip Goh, IATA's Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific said: We are delighted to welcome Scoot as an IATA member. Having Scoot, a low-cost carrier, as a member will further enhance the diversity of views we have in the Association. We look forward to working with the Scoot team towards the sustainable growth of the industry as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19.
The IATA membership is only open to airlines operating scheduled and non-scheduled air services. Maintaining an IOSA registration, and complying with the IOSA programme, is a condition of IATA membership.
Opportunities for Scoot:
The IATA membership, gives Scoot an opportunity to participate in member conferences that bring together representatives from international airlines. Scoot also gets access to IATA training in major fields such as aviation safety and security, operational efficiency and excellence, sustainability, as well as programmes that help strengthen the capabilities of aviation industry professionals.
Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand for a new phase.