South East Airline (SEAIR) Philippines sets Network Expansion

Top Quote SEAIR expands its horizons by setting up new routes local and international. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2011 - Local carrier Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir) has lined up new domestic and overseas routes as part of its expansion program set until 2013.

    Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president and chief executive officer Victor Jose I. Luciano noted that this year, Seair expects to fly to Macau, Cebu, Bangkok and Hong Kong-all from its hub in Clark, Pampanga.

    In 2012, Seair plans to mount flights to Ho Chi Minh and Davao, also from Clark.

    The following year, it intends to fly to Taipei and Kuala Lumpur from Pampanga hub.

    Seair now flies two weekly flights to Caticlan and 14 times per week to Singapore.

    Luciano said many airlines, both local and foreign, are expanding their operations at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), which is touted as the next major international gateway of the country.

    Seair had just started mounting flights to Singapore on December 16 using two Airbus A319s leased from Singaporean budget carrier Tiger Airways.

    Seair has cemented its partnership with Tiger Air via a marketing arrangement which effectively allows the Singaporean carrier to sell Seair flights to passengers. The arrangement makes Seair Tiger Airways's first partner-airline in the region.

    Seats are being marketed and distributed using Tiger Air's Internet booking system. The resulting operational and cost efficiencies ensure more low fare seats are available and contribute to the growth of Seair and the Clark gateway, benefiting customers in the Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region.

    "With this new collaboration with Tiger Airways, we will also be able to serve more international visitors to the Philippines by offering more destinations with great value, low fares. In addition, the introduction of these new jet services will create a welcome boost to the Philippines tourism industry and create more high caliber local jobs," said Seair president Avelino Zapanta earlier.

    From Manila, Seair operates flights to Caticlan, Boracay and Basco, Batanes.

    "Making flights operated by Seair available on the Tiger Airways website will ensure that customers can easily access more routes and destinations with the same low fares currently offered through our website," said Tiger Airways Holdings president Tony Davis.

    Also, Tiger Air has advanced the delivery of two aircraft for financial year 2011 to 2012, from the original delivery dates in set for 2015 to 2016. These aircraft will be used by Seair for the planned new routes.

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