Despite concerns on the state of global economy, local airline South East Asian Airlines (Seair) is commencing its international operations with an inaugural flight to Malaysia this Friday.
Seair will begin flying between Puerto Princesa in the Philippines' western region of Palawan and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia by November 28.
In a statement, the company said it will add four other Asian cities to its international portfolio by summer next year. It said Singapore and Macau will be the priority destinations, followed by Bangkok and Hongkong.
Seair is leasing two units of Air Bus A-320, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2009, marking the airline's budget operation out of Clark to other parts of Southeast Asia next year.
Regulatory barriers to these Asian destinations have been relaxed through various bilateral air rights negotiations this year. Stakeholders from Clark in central Luzon have successfully pushed for the inclusion of Clark as one of the specified airports on which international flights would be launched.
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