Cebu Pacific Air, through its network made wider with Tigerair Philippines, expands its domestic network with the launch of Tigerair Philippines' Manila - Cagayan de Oro flights.
Utilizing an Airbus A320 aircraft, the Manila-Cagayan de Oro maiden flight departed NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila at 10am and landed in Cagayan de Oro at 11:30am. The return flight departed Cagayan de Oro at 12:30pm and landed in Manila at 2pm.
Tigerair Philippines currently holds a P1 seat sale on all its domestic destinations until seats last. This is for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2015.
For those traveling to and from Cagayan de Oro before or after the 1st quarter of 2015, lowest year-round fares start from P1,518.
"Tigerair Philippines, through its network made wider with Cebu Pacific, remains committed to providing the traveling public more travel options and low fares. The launch of direct flights to Cagayan de Oro increases accessibility to Northern Mindanao," said Atty. Leilani de Leon, Tigerair Philippines Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs.
Cagayan de Oro is a key government, commercial and tourism hub in the region. It is the gateway to eco-adventure attractions such as white water rafting and canopy walks, and is a rapidly developing city with myriad shopping and hotel options.
Tigerair Philippines now operates approximately 220 weekly flights to one international and 8 domestic destinations: Hong Kong, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, Manila, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban. It utilizes a fleet of four Airbus A320 aircraft.
Cebu Pacific and Tigerair Make Progress With Interline Agreement
Cebu Pacific and Tigerair, the two largest low-cost carriers in the Philippines and Singapore respectively, have made further progress on their interline agreement with the first interline flights available for sale on the Tigerair website from 23 July 2014.
Tigerair flights will be available on Cebu Pacific's website from September 2014. With the interline agreement facilitating both domestic and international collaboration between both airlines, Cebu Pacific and Tigerair have created the biggest network of flights from the Philippines to the region.
The interline agreement is part of a wide-ranging strategic alliance entered into between the two carriers earlier this year and will enable both airlines to leverage their respective strengths to enhance their network coverage and jointly market interline routes.
Travellers can enjoy seamless connections between the two airlines, with easy one-stop ticketing for connecting flights and baggage check-in. The ability to cross-book flights on a single itinerary will pave the way for greater connectivity between the two carriers, allowing customers to connect seamlessly within Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Specifically, Tigerair's customers will be able to fly from South East Asia to 34 Philippine cities, Korea and Japan on Cebu Pacific's network, and Cebu Pacific's customers in the Philippines will be able to add Tigerair's destination calls in Australia (via Perth), India, and China to their flight itineraries. Customers on such extended itineraries will be able to connect through Singapore Changi Airport and Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines.
Chief Operating Officer of Tigerair, Mr Ho Yuen Sang said, "The interline arrangement harnesses the strengths and networks of Tigerair and Cebu Pacific. We look forward to offering greater convenience to customers with the increased flight frequencies, enlarged network and more seamless options for both business and leisure travel."
President and CEO of Cebu Pacific Air, Mr. Lance Gokongwei said, "Together with Tigerair, we are proud to offer the largest, most extensive low cost network to and from the Philippines. Tigerair's network reinforces Cebu Pacific's strong presence in Asia, and expands our network with new destinations in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives and Thailand. We look forward to offering our trademark low fares and fun flights to both Cebu Pacific and Tigerair customers."
Customers who wish to purchase connecting Cebu Pacific flights can do so from 23 July on Tigerair's website. Tigerair connecting flights will be made available for booking on Cebu Pacific's website www.cebupacificair.com from September.
About Cebu Air Inc.
Cebu Pacific Air is the leading carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
CEB is now operating flights on a network made wider with Tigerair Philippines, creating the largest low-cost network to and from the Philippines.
CEB currently operates over 2,200 flights per week with 50 aircraft to 26 international and 34 Philippine destinations. Tigerair Philippines currently operates approximately 220 flights per week with four aircraft to nine domestic and international destinations. For more information, please visit www.cebupacificair.com