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Tigerair Philippines becomes Cebgo

Tigerair Philippines is now cebgo

Tigerair Philippines (formerly SEAir) (Manila and Clark) has been rebranded as Cebgo. Parent Cebu Pacific Air issued this statement:

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Tigerair Philippines, the wholly owned subsidiary of Cebu Pacific Air, now operates as Cebgo. Its new logo utilizes CEB colors, to further reflect the airline’s relationship with its parent company.

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“The new Cebgo brand clearly identifies us as part of the CEB group, and streamlines our operations further. Cebgo will continue to leverage on CEB’s distribution channels and network, and work together to serve more guests,” said Michael Ivan Shau, Cebgo President and CEO.

Starting this May, Cebgo crew has been conducting Fun Games onboard to unify the CEB group flight experience. Flight and ground crew will don Cebgo uniforms in a few months’ time.

Cebgo continues to operate flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 and Clark International Airport. It flies to 16 destinations: Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Manila, Roxas, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Hong Kong.

Since CEB’s acquisition of Cebgo last March 2014, CEB managed to quickly turn around its wholly owned subsidiary, narrowing its financial losses significantly. Cebgo has since then launched 10 new routes, offering more options for the traveling public.

In 2014, Cebgo carried 1.3 million domestic passengers, compared to 970,000 in 2013.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com. The stripes are being removed. Airbus A320-232 RP-C6319 (msn 5188) with “It’s more fun in the Philippines” lands in Singapore.

 

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SEAir (Tigerair Philippines) to change its name to Go Air, Inc.

SEAir-South East Asian Airlines (Tigerair Philippines) (Manila) has been approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to change its corporate name to Go Air, Inc. The SEAir name is being returned to the original owner according to the Business Mirror.

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Cebu Pacific Air (Manila) acquired the low-fare airline from Tigerair and a decision is pending on the future operating name. The Tigerair brand is likely to be discontinued in the Philippines.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. The Tiger stripes will soon be gone from SEAir aircraft. Airbus A319-132 RP-C4319 (msn 3757) arrives in Bangkok.

SEAir: AG Slide Show

 

 

Tigerair agrees to sell Tigerair Philippines to Cebu Pacific Air, both carriers agree to an alliance

Tigerair (formerly Tiger Airways) (Singapore) has issued this statement with Cebu Pacific Air (Manila):

Tigerair and Cebu Pacific Air, the largest budget carriers based in Singapore and the Philippines respectively, have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance. Both parties will collaborate commercially and operationally on international and domestic air routes from the Philippines, thereby creating the biggest network of flights to the region.

The alliance will enable both parties to leverage their respective strengths and harness synergies to enhance their network coverage, flight frequencies and customer service, and jointly market their routes using interline arrangement.

Subject to regulatory approval, the interline partners will jointly operate common routes between Singapore and the Philippines. As part of the strategic alliance, Tigerair will divest its 40% stake in Tigerair Philippines to Cebu Pacific.

Group CEO of Tigerair Mr Koay Peng Yen said, “Tigerair and Cebu Pacific share a vision for both airlines to join forces and create the largest budget airline network between Asia and the Philippines. This partnership with Cebu Pacific is consistent with our asset-light strategy, and builds upon our other alliances. We also look forward to achieving greater cost savings from the coordinated operations while providing more travel options and greater convenience for our customers.”

President and CEO of Cebu Pacific Mr Lance Gokongwei said, “This strategic alliance will allow both Cebu Pacific and Tigerair to leverage our extensive networks spanning from North Asia, ASEAN, Australia, India, all the way to the Middle East. Our customers can expect an even wider range of travel options, and seamless travel connections while enjoying our trademark low fares.”

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Sporting the new titles and look, Tigerair’s Airbus A320-232 9V-TAS (msn 4493) arrives in Bangkok.

Tigerair (Singapore): AG Slide Show

Cebu Pacific Air: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Cebu Pacific Air’s Airbus A320-214 RP-C3262 (msn 4537) also arrives in Bangkok.

Cebu Pacific is interested in buying Tigerair Philippines

Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu Air, Inc) (Manila) has started negotiations to possibly acquire rival Tigerair Philippines (formerly SEAIR) (Manila and Clark) according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. If the two parties can reach agreement, the acquisition would need to pass several regulatory hurdles including the Philippines CAB.

Tigerair Philippines was formed when Tigerair (Tiger Airways) of Singapore acquired 40 percent of SEAIR (formerly Asian Wings) and renamed the airline.

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Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Cebu Pacific Air’s (Cebu Pacific Air.com) Airbus A320-214 RP-C3273 (msn 5498) with Sharklets approaches Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) for landing.

Cebu Pacific Air: AG Slide Show

SEAIR: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Kok Chwee K.C. Sim/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 RP-C6319 (msn 5188) with “It’s more fun in the Philippines” lands in Singapore.

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The complete Tigerair Route Map including Tigerair Philippines:

Tigerair 1.2014 Route Map