Tiger flies Cebu Davao Nonetheless

Singapore-Davao flight to start November 1

August 4, 2011

Singapore - Budget airline Tiger Airways has announced that they will add Cebu and Davao, the Philippines second and third largest metropolitan City to their route network effective October 1 and November 1, 2011, respectively.

The Singapore Airline's low cost subsidiary will fly Cebu daily and Davao three times a week with the following schedules:

Singapore to Davao 3:00pm arrives 6:45pm
Davao to Singapore 7:45pm arrives 11:40pm

Singapore to Davao 2:50pm arrives 6:45pm
Davao to Singapore 7:45pm arrives 11:40pm

Singapore to Davao 4:45pm arrives 8:35pm
Davao to Singapore 9:05pm arrives 12:45am (next day)

“We are excited to add Davao to our growing portfolio of exciting destinations” Stewart Adams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore said Monday.

Tiger Airways entered a joint-venture agreement with South East Asia Airlines (SEAIR)to fly domestic points across the Philippines but the deal was challenged by local airline operators Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific (CEB) AirPhil Express and Zest Airways. Resolutions are pending at the Civil Aviation Board (CAB).

SEAir currently flies to Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau from its hub at Manila-Clark using let planes from Tiger Airways.

It was supposed to be a SEAir flight until the restraining order came out preventing the airline from flying Tiger planes for domestic flights to Cebu and Davao.

The CAB said that they issued a cease order against these planned domestic routes due to possible violations of the constitutional provision that bars foreign entities from providing transportation services within the country.

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