Tiger Airways, SEAIR expand partnership deal
Tiger Airways and South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) have expanded their ‘Partner Airline’ arrangement with new daily flights between Clark, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, starting on 14 March 2011. The new daily service becomes the second partnership route for the airlines, following the programme’s December 2010 launch of Clark-Singapore services.
Philippine low-cost carrier, SEAIR, become Tiger Airways’ first partner airline in November 2010. The scheme involves SEAIR operating the route using Airbus A320s leased from Tiger, with sales and marketing efforts will be driven through Tiger’s website.
Avelino Zapanta, SEAIR’s President & CEO, said; “We look forward to serving travellers between Hong Kong and the Philippines with our ultra low fares. This has been possible because, like Tiger Airways, we are disciplined in eliminating unnecessary costs. In addition, using the Philippines as our base gives us further cost savings which we pass on to our customers. With our new Hong Kong services and additional routes to be announced later, we are excited to contribute even more to our country’s employment, tourism industry and national economy.”
Tony Davis, President & Group CEO of Tiger Airways, added; “We are delighted to be expanding our Partner Airline programme with SEAir. Tiger Airways has established a strong marketing presence in both Hong Kong and the Philippines which will ensure strong sales for these new services from SEAir. As we continue to grow this programme with more routes and services we look forward to achieving greater economies of scale which means even lower fares for all travellers.”
Approvals from both the Philippines and Hong Kong authorities have already been obtained by SEAIR to operate services between Manila Clark and Hong Kong.