Singapore and Philippines Government Grant Airlines

From the recent reports it was seen that Singapore and Philippines carriers had an official contract to increase the flights between the two countries.

On Thursday, a meeting was held and the two governments planned to give airlines on each side up to 14 more flights a week between Singapore and Manila.

It was noted that the carriers would also have greater access to other Philippine cities which included Clark, Cebu and Davao.

It was told by the experts that the flights should offer better choices and low fares for consumers.

Singapore's Transport Ministry made the announcement of the expanded air deal on Friday and said that the liberalization came across the whole region.

Last year it was noticed that there was 10% growth in the passenger traffic between two countries despite of the slow year for the general aviation industry.

Presently it was seen that Singapore Airlines flied 28 times a week to Manila whereas Jetstar Asia operated 10 weekly flights to the capital city.

Around 9 times, Tiger Airways flew to nearby Clark and SIA subsidiary SilkAir operated seven times a week to Cebu and Davao.

According to MOT, healthy growth was seen in the air traffic between Singapore and the Philippines in the past year. In 20009 the bilateral air services agreement was last revised.

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