SEAIR Launches Manila to Davao Flights{0}

Everyone has their favorite, and least favorite, airline to get to the Davao region. Until the “Open Skies” policy is adapted it is pretty likely you’ll be coming through Manila to get to Davao, and on to Samal Island. As of July 2nd of this year you’ll have another option at least.

South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) recently announced that it will launch its first domestic jet services from Manila to Davao on July 2 as part of the SEAIR-Tiger Airways Partner Airline Programme.

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    SEAIR will offer up to 10 daily flights to and from Cebu and up to six daily flights to and from Davao from its jet operations base at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) domestic terminal.    Special starting fare offers will be for as low as 499 PHP one-way to/from Cebu for travel on July 1 to October 29, 2011, and 999 PHP one-way to/from Davao for travel on July 2 to October 29, 2011.  Passengers can now purchase tickets online at and, or call +63 2 849 0100, the SEAIR Hotline for domestic and international flights. 

    The largest city in the country and the premier city and hub of Mindanao, Davao is also home to some of the country’s top beach and mountain resorts, most notably the Pearl Farm in the secluded island of Samal, just 45 minutes off the coast of the city.  Adventure-seekers can sign up for a two-day climb at Mount Apo, Philippines’ tallest mountain at 9,692 ft located just 40 km northeast of Davao, or sample “the king of fruits”, durian, which, due to its unusual flavor and odor, have aroused intense passion in some and dislike in others.  The annual week-long Kadayawan Festival in August, the biggest of its kind in Mindanao, is celebrated during the peak season of durian and mangosteen (another fruit) as a thanksgiving celebration for the bountiful harvest of flowers and fruits that Davao is known for.

    The Cebu and Davao flights are the first domestic flights under the SEAIR-Tiger Airways Partner Airline Programme, which allows SEAIR to distribute its seats through Tiger Airways’ established internet booking system,

Being the adventurous (read cheap) type that I am, I’m going to give them a try on my next visit. They are offering some very good promotional deals, and their regular prices look to be near the best, too. I’ll let you know how they do. Competition should be a good thing for us travelers.

via SEAIR Now Offers the Lowest Fares to Cebu and Davao