MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways Singapore have now created the biggest network of flights from the Philippines to the Asian region, as the two budget airlines implemented an interline agreement.
Under the interline agreement, both airlines can sell their flights on a common ticket.
Tigerair customers can now book their connecting Cebu Pacific flights to 34 Philippine cities, South Korea and Japan on Tigerair's website starting July 23 (Wednesday).
Cebu Pacific customers can book their connecting Tigerair flights on Cebu Pacific's website from September 2014.
With the interline agreement facilitating both domestic and international collaboration between both airlines, Cebu Pacific and Tigerair said they have created the biggest network of flights from Philippines to the region.
"Together with Tigerair, we are proud to offer the largest, most extensive low cost network to and from the Philippines. Tigerair's network reinforces Cebu Pacific's strong presence in Asia, and expands our network with new destinations in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives and Thailand," Lance Gokongwei, president and CEO of Cebu Pacific Air, said.
The interline agreement is part of Cebu Pacific and Tigerair's strategic alliance entered into earlier this year.
Travelers can now enjoy seamless connections between the two airlines, with easy one-stop ticketing for connecting flights and baggage check-in.
Tigerair's customers can now fly from southeast Asia to 34 Philippine cities, Korea and Japan on Cebu Pacific's network, and Cebu Pacific's customers in the Philippines will be able to add Tigerair's destination calls in Australia (via Perth), India, and China to their flight itineraries. Customers on such extended itineraries will be able to connect through Singapore Changi Airport and NAIA.
Cebu Pacific had spent $7 million to acquire Tiger Airways Singapore's 40 percent share in Tiger Airways Philippines. Cebu Pacific also bought the 60 percent share in Tigerair Philippines from a group of Filipino businessmen for $8 million.