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CCS approves Tiger-Cebu Pacific alliance

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has approved a strategic alliance agreement between Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific which will allow the two budget carriers to work more closely together for the Singapore and Philippine markets.

Tigerair and Cebu Pacific also have an existing interline partnership and the greenlight from the CCS will now enable them to build upon it. Among the benefits that travellers can look forward to is better connectivity across both carriers' networks.

In addition, the two carriers will be able work together on sales and schedules for certain routes, which will mean more flight options at potentially better prices.

Chief executive Lee Lik Hsin said: "Tigerair has already been working closely with Cebu Pacific in areas such as the interline agreement. Going forward, we will look in greater depth on how we can combine both our resources to provide even greater connectivity, convenience and value to our customers."