Singapore Airlines’ wholly-owned budget carrier Scoot will begin flights into China, with flights between Singapore and Tianjin during August. Two more Chinese destinations are also being considered, but the capital of Beijing is not one of them.
1. How much is S$88 in U.S. dollars? How does this compare to the fares offered by Southwest Airlines?
2. What is being used by consumers as the reference price for the company in helping to set prices?
3. Compare Scoot’s model to Hong Kong Airline’s new niche model. What are some of the variables that cost analysts must take into consideration for these two models?
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