Resurrects April 16
10 April 2014
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, It ain't over for South East Asian Airlines International Inc. (SEAIR-I) as it begins scheduled flight on April 16 from Clark International Airport after securing regulatory approvals from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
The carrier’s airline operating certificate (AOC) was approved last November 21, 2013 by the The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
The airline with a fleet of two 32-seater Dornier 328's will start flying from Clark to Caticlan five times a week and Clark - Caticlan - Puerto Princesa thrice weekly.
Another route network is being drawn to service more destinations such as Bantayan, Masbate, Marinduque, Camiguin and Guiuan.
Services will either originate from Clark or Cebu after losing all landing slots at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. It can however ferry passengers from Manila on charters.
All the landing slots of the old company, South East Asian Airlines Inc. was sold to Tigerair Philippines which also was subsequently bought by Cebu Air Inc. (Cebu Pacific) in a deal worth US$15 million.
SEAIR-I launched its maiden flight as a leisure airline from Manila to Basco, Batanes on December 7, 2013.