Signaling another round of consolidation in the Philippine domestic air transport market, Cebu Pacific and Singapore-based Tigerair have entered into a strategic alliance calling for the Filipino budget carrier to acquire Tigerair Philippines (TAP).
Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Widespread damage caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Central Visayas Islands in the Philippines on November 8 included the virtual destruction of Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (DZRA) in Tacloban, capital of Leyte province.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has become the Philippines’ first and only carrier removed from the EU air safety black list, an operating ban imposed three years ago within the 28-state European Union (EU).
Philippines carrier Cebu Pacific is starting construction of a new heavy maintenance hangar at Clark International Airport (also known as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport). The facility, which is a joint venture with SIA Engineering (SIAEC), is due to open later this year, according to Garry Kingshott, advisor to the airline’s chief executive, who spoke with AIN at the Low Cost Airlines Asia conference here in Singapore last week.