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Singapore Airlines to Transfer Several SilkAir Routes to Low-Cost Carrier Scoot

Singapore Airlines announced Thursday that its budget arm, Scoot, will take over several SilkAir routes ahead of SilkAir’s planned merger with mainline Singapore Airlines. Scoot will also be expanding its fleet with this merger, taking over 14 of SilkAir’s Boeing 737-800s. The Singaporean flag carrier has been undertaking a three-year restructuring process to cut costs and boost revenue amid competition from Chinese and Middle Eastern rivals, as well as low-cost carriers. SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional arm also headquartered in Singapore,…