MANILA, Philippines – Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways Philippines have filed separate applications before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for additional seat entitlements for flights between Manila and Macau.
In its application, Cebu Pacific is seeking an additional 1,162 seat entitlements.
Tigerair Philippines, on the other hand, is asking for additional 1,260 weekly seats for Macau-Manila flights.
Cebu Pacific has completed its purchase of Tigerair Philippines including the 40 percent stake of Tiger Airways Holdings Limited and is now awaiting approval from the House of Representatives.
AirAsia Zest, a joint company owned by AirAsia Philippines Inc. and Zest Airways Inc., earlier also filed an application before CAB for additional entitlements of 720 weekly seats between Manila and Macau.
CAB executive director Carmelo Arcilla said last month that the Philippines and Macau signed a new air service agreement raising seat entitlements between the two countries to 7,020 per week from the current 4,500 seats.
This year, the Philippines concluded air talks with France, Singapore, New Zealand, Myanmar, Canada, and Macau.