Little SEAIR fly Basco again

Start flight December  7

SEAIR International flies back into the air introducing flight to Basco in Batanes starting December 7, 2012 after securing Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from Civil Aviation Authority (CAAP) on November 21.

The little airline emerging from 4 month hiatus due to corporate reorganizations intends to fly twice a week on a DO-328 turboprop to the Philippines northernmost outpost followed by flights to El NIdo in Palawan and Mabajao in Camiguin, a tourists island north of Cagayan de Oro.

Avelino Zapanta, Seair I President, said the little company created out of SEAIR, is allowed by the CAB to fly regular scheduled flights, chartered flights, and freight cargo.

SEAIR bagged its CPCN for scheduled domestic operations last July. It is also seeking approval for a non-scheduled international CPCN with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

"Aside from the Dorniers and the Lets, we have a falcon 10 jet for VIP charters, and also a Boeing 737-200 for Cargo flights." Zapanta said.

Zapanta said they are still flying to Boracay via Kalibo on Seair's Airbus flights. Seair has no plans of returning to Caticlan, the pioneer airport the airline grew with because of adequate services to the airport by other airlines.

The airline intends to introduce and develop inter-Palawan flights by moving one of its LET plane to Puerto Princesa airport and make it its new hub after Manila.

Seair terminated all its turboprop services after Singapore-based Tiger Airways completed its investments paying 40% of the airlines capital and converting the airline to low cost operations and all-airbus fleet for commonality of operations with parent firm.

"Seair International was formed to take the turboprop division of the airline which was excluded in the share sale with Tiger.” says Zapanta.

Starting next year, Seair will be rebranded into Tiger Airways Philippines and officially joined the fold of the tiger airways brand, while the online reservations used by Seair before will be reactivated under the website (


  1. Another latest filipino news that are good news from the people who are love to travel in the Philippines.

  2. i hope the fare will be reachable in basco