Tiger files for renewal of aviation permit

By Lenie Lectura, BusinessMirrorcom

Posted at Jan 10 2014 08:02 AM | Updated as of Jan 10 2014 04:02 PM

MANILA - Tiger Airways Philippines has filed for a renewal of its aviation permit to operate domestic and international flights before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

The budget airline, formerly South East Asian Airlines Inc., sought for a renewal of its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to operate nonscheduled international and domestic air transportation services.

The CAB has set on January 23 the hearing to take up Tiger Airways’s application.

A notice of hearing was issued by the CAB on Thursday. Tiger Airways was required to send the said notice together with its application to all local carriers with international and domestic operations.

“Parties opposing to the granting of this application must file their written opposition on or before the date of hearing, furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant or appear at the hearing with such evidence as may be proper under the premises,” said CAB Hearing Officer Maria Elben Moro.

Failure to file their opposition on time or appear at the hearing shall be construed as a waiver of right to be heard, added the CAB. “The CAB shall then proceed to hear and decide the application on its merits,” added Moro.

A copy of the notice of hearing was furnished to Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines Corp., Zest Airways Inc. and AirAsia Inc.

The other day, Cebu Pacific announced a deal to purchase Tigerair Philippines from Singapore-based Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd. for $15 million. The closing of the deal is, however, subject to certain regulatory requirements.

Meanwhile, the CAB has set on January 28 the hearing on several applications filed by airlines to impose cargo fuel surcharge based on chargeable weight instead of actual weight.