Tigerair Philippines launches Davao flights

Tigerair Philippines, a subsidiary of Cebu Pacific Air, launched direct flights from Cebu to Davao and Manila to Davao on October 26, 2014. This expansion strengthens the airline's presence in the Philippines and offers enhanced passenger convenience. Both routes operate daily using Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

The first passenger to check-in for the (MNL-DVO) flight. Photo from Tigerair Philippines.

Tigerair Philippines Flight DG 7030 marked the inaugural Manila-Davao flight, departing Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 at 8:40 PM and arriving at Francisco Bangoy International Airport at 10:25 PM. The return flight, DG 7031, left Davao at 11:05 PM and landed in Manila at 12:50 AM.

The airline also initiated daily Cebu-Davao service. Flight DG 7316 departed Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 11:55 AM, arriving in Davao at 12:55 PM. The return flight, DG 7317, left Davao at 1:35 PM and reached Cebu at 2:35 PM.

Passengers boarding their flight (CEB-DVO). Photo from Tigerair Philippines.

Further expansion plans include direct flights from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, scheduled to begin on November 29, 2014. This follows the recent launch of Tigerair's Manila-Cagayan de Oro route.

Tigerair Philippines currently operates five aircraft: one Airbus A319-100 and four Airbus A320-200s leased from Tigerair and Cebu Pacific. An additional Airbus A320-200 is expected to join the fleet in December.