SEAIR and Tiger Airways set up first "Partner Airline" program for Philippines Singapore flights.
South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) announced that it has become the first Tiger Airways Partner Airline in the region, through a marketing arrangement with "tigerairways.com" that benefits customers across the Asia Pacific region. The first jet services to be offered by SEAIR started on 16 December with services between Clark and Singapore. Additional routes operated by SEAIR using these new jet aircraft will be added to the program over the coming months.
Using an initial fleet of two Airbus aircraft leased from Tiger Airways, SEAIR will commence jet aircraft operations next month. Seats will be marketed and distributed using Tiger Airways' established internet booking system, tigerairways.com.
The resulting operational and cost efficiencies will 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.
Avelino Zapanta, SEAIR's President and CEO, said, “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 calibre local jobs."
* SEAIR to operate jet flights using aircraft leased from Tiger Airways; Tiger has advanced delivery of 2 more aircraft in 2011 to support growth
* SEAIR flights to be marketed through www.tigerairways.com with first route between Clark and Singapore started on 16 December 2010
SEAIR - Philippines Singapore Flights
* Win-win arrangement optimizes efficiency and reduces operating costs; Passengers get greater access to even more low fare flights
Chin Sak Hin, Chief Financial Officer of Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, said, "We are very excited to be working with SEAIR as the first "Partner Airline" of tigerairways.com. Besides the cost advantages resulting from basing aircraft and crew in Clark, SEAIR's extensive experience and brand recognition will ensure that more customers in the Philippines and internationally can access the same low fares offered by Tiger Airways when using the leading regional travel portal "tigerairways.com". Together with Tiger Airways' strong marketing and distribution platform in Singapore and across major markets in the region, it will be a powerful combination that offers unbeatable value and fares to even more travelers.
Tiger Airways Holdings President and CEO, Tony Davis, said "the creation of our new "Partner Airline" program is another way that we, together with SEAIR, can offer even more low fare seats to even more customers. Making flights operated by SEAIR available on the Tiger Airways website will ensure that customers can easily access more routes and destinations with low fares for Philippines Singapore flights".
Patrick Tan, Chief Operating Officer of SEAIR said, "We are delighted to be distributing our new jet services through www.tigerairways.com, the number one airline website in Singapore, which has consistently more visitors than the website of any other airline. SEAIR has earned strong recognition as the leader in domestic leisure travel in the Philippines, having been awarded the Philippines' Best Airline award in 2009 and also being recognized as a national ‘Gold Brand’."
Approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) of the Philippines has already been obtained for Tiger Airways to lease two Airbus aircraft to SEAIR.
SouthEast Asian Airlines (SEAIR)
SEAIR is the Philippines' second oldest airline, and is the pioneer and only airline based in Clark. It has the reputation of having pioneered commercial flights to the country's fastest growing tourist destinations including Boracay, Batanes and northern Palawan. Now in its 16th year of operation, SEAIR is expanding its reach regionally with the Philippines Singapore flights in 2011. For more information, please visit www.flyseair.com. (SEAIR - Philippines Singapore Flights)