Tigerair Philippines is expanding its domestic operations with the launch four new routes late this year, bringing its reach to Davao, General Santos and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao.
With a wider network made possible through its synergies with Cebu Pacific Air, Tigerair Philippines will be launching flights from Manila to Davao and General Santos on November 28.
Utilizing an Airbus A320 aircraft, the Manila-Davao flight will depart Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 in Manila at 6:50 p.m. while the Davao-Manila flight will depart Davao at 9:10 p.m. This will be a daily service to cater to guests visiting the key Mindanao hub.
The same type of aircraft will be used when the airline launches five weekly flights between Manila and General Santos. The maiden flight will depart Manila at 12:30 p.m. and the return flight will depart General Santos at 3 p.m.
Tigerair Philippines is also strengthening its Cebu hub with the launch of twice weekly flights from Cebu to both Davao and Cagayan de Oro starting November 29.
Earlier this month, the airline launched flights to Cagayan de Oro from Manila.
“Tigerair Philippines, through its network made wider with Cebu Pacific, remains driven to cater to its guests’ travel needs, be it for a bigger network or for low fares. With these four new routes, we will be able to serve them in time for the peak travel season in the Philippines,” said Leilani de Leon, Tigerair Philippines’ legal and corporate affairs chief said in a statement.
With the new routes, Tigerair Philippines will now operate over 230 weekly flights to one international and 10 domestic destinations: Hong Kong, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Manila, Puerto Princesa and Tacloban.
It utilizes a fleet of four Airbus A320 aircraft and is set to take delivery of an additional A320 in December of this year.
Cebu Pacific Air is the leading carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.
Together with Tigerair Philippines, CEB now operates flights on a wider network and has the largest low-cost network to and from the Philippines.
CEB currently operates over 2,200 flights per week with 50 aircraft to 26 international and 34 Philippine destinations. Meanwhile, Tigerair Philippines currently operates approximately 220 flights per week with four aircraft to nine domestic and international destinations.