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CCS seeks feedback on airlines' tie-up

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is seeking feedback on whether a tie-up between budget carriers Scoot and Tiger Airways might restrict or distort competition on air services from Singapore.

Scoot, a long-haul budget carrier, is a wholly owned unit of Singapore Airlines (SIA) while Tiger, which focuses on shorter routes, lists SIA as its largest shareholder.

The carriers first announced their partnership in October 2012 but only sought clearance from the CCS last month as the alliance is entering a second phase. The closing date for feedback is Feb 26. For details, go to www.ccs.gov.sg