South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) today 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 will start on 16 December with services between Clark and Singapore . Additional routes operated by SEAIR using these new jet aircraft will be added to the programme over the coming months.
SEAIR El Nido Flights
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.”
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 travellers.
Tiger Airways Holdings President and CEO, Tony Davis , said “the creation of our new “Partner Airline” programme 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 the same low fares currently offered through www.tigerairways.com”.
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 recognised 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.
To support its continued growth, Tiger Airways has advanced the delivery of two aircraft to the financial year 2011/12, from their original delivery dates in the financial year 2015/16.