SEAir International expands domestic, int'l flights

South East Asian Airlines International, also known as SEAir International, is set to expand its domestic and international route network. 

The airline has announced the launch of new routes from Puerto Princesa (Palawan) to Caticlan (Boracay), operating three times a week, and from Clark to Caticlan (Boracay) starting April 16. These flights will be serviced by its Dornier aircraft, making SEAir International the exclusive airline to serve these routes. This expansion is part of the airline's strategic initiative to cater to niche tourist destinations within the country.

As part of its ongoing growth, SEAir International has added Clark as a hub. From this location, the airline provides cargo services to Cebu using its Boeing 737-200F aircraft, which was recently converted from a passenger plane. This makes SEAir International the sole airline to operate such cargo services. The company's COO, Patrick Tan, stated that these flights from Clark would particularly benefit travelers residing north of Manila.

In addition to its domestic expansion, SEAir International is also planning to extend its reach internationally. The airline is seeking regulatory approval for chartered flights to Taiwan and China, with plans to eventually include Japan in its international routes, as revealed by Avelino Zapanta, the President of SEAir International.

Currently, the airline's primary focus remains on domestic destinations such as Caticlan (Boracay) and Puerto Princesa (Palawan).

SEAir International, established in 2012, initially operated as South East Asian Airlines (SEAir). It was later sold to Tigerair Airways Singapore. A subsequent strategic alliance with Tigerair Philippines allowed SEAir International to retain its original logo and identity.