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.