Seair eyes more flights out of Davao


Posted at Aug 20 2012 04:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2012 12:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Southeast Asian Airlines (Seair) is planning to add more flights from Davao, according to new chief executive officer Patrick Tan.

"We are definitely pushing traffic to and from Davao. We have two flights a day now but starting October we will have three daily flights," he said.

Tan said Seair is also planning to mount flights from Davao to Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, but did not give details.

Low-cost airline Tiger Airways of Singapore recently completed the purchase of a 40% stake in Seair. BusinessMirror earlier reported that Tiger Air purchased the shares of co-founders Iren Dornier, a German pilot, businessman and scion of the historic Dornier aviation family; and Greek-American Nikos Gitsis.

Tan said the airline will acquire two more Airbus aircraft this year through a lease.

"We are looking at acquiring two aircraft every year and the target is to have 10 aircraft within three years or less," he said.
Seair currently flies to Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Batanes, and Kalibo. It has international flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, and Kota Kinabalu.