Due to increased demand from tourists and business travelers, South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) recently announced that it will offer two daily flights from Clark to Hong Kong and vice versa starting October 28, 2012. It currently flies 10 times weekly to Hong Kong.
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The airline also announced that it is offering fares as low as P 1,750 for Clark – Hong Kong and Hong Kong – Clark flights until April 18, 2012 for travel on May 1 until November 30, 2012.
Hong Kong is popular for its colorful and lively festivals such as the Dragon Boat Festival which is celebrated on June 23 and commemorates the death of a Chinese national hero, the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 30 which observes the harvest season, and the Yue Lan or Hungry Ghost Festival which starts on August 31 and lasts for a month.
More than a shopping mecca and destination for historical sites such as the 1840’s-built Man Mo Temple, the oldest in Hong Kong, the former British colony is a food adventurer’s paradise. For first-time visitors, online travel site CNNGo recommends the dim sum at Maxim’s Palace at City Hall and Lin Heung Teahouse, cha chaan teng or bing sutt (Hong Kong-style French toast stuffed with satay beef slices) at Lok Yuen, and seafood at Chuen Kee Seafood restaurant in Sai Kung. Budget-friendly foodie finds include Mak’s Noodle in Central known for wonton noodles, Good Hope Noodle in Mong Kok for beef brisket noodles, Australia Dairy Company in Kowloon popular for its scrambled egg sandwich, and Curry Tiffin for Indian fare. Western restaurants are also abundant in the city-state and according to the 2012 Michelin Guide, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA on Charter Road is the top Italian restaurant outside Italy, having a three-star rating.
SEAIR passengers can now check in for their Hong Kong-Clark flights through “In-Town Check-in” in Kowloon and Hong Kong MTR Stations. The check-in counter closes 1 1/2 hours before the flight. For more information on “In-town Check-in”, please call the SEAIR Hong Kong office at +852 2116 8734.
SEAIR also announced it achieved 94% on-time performance for its Airbus flights for February 2012. SEAIR uses the 144-seater Airbus 319 aircraft for its flights from Clark to Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. A flight is considered on-time if it arrives or departs not more than 15 minutes from the published time of departure or arrival.
The SEAIR-Tiger Airways Partner Airline Programme allows SEAIR to distribute its seats through Tiger Airways’ established internet booking system, www.tigerairways.com. SEAIR is the first Tiger Airways Partner Airline in the Asia Pacific region.
SEAIR is the Philippines’ second oldest airline, and is the first airline based in Clark. It has the reputation of
having pioneered commercial flights to the country’s fastest growing tourist destinations including Boracay, Batanes and northern Palawan. Now on its 17th year of operation, SEAIR is expanding its reach with its current jet services to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, and jet services from Clark to Kota Kinabalu starting May 1 and Clark to Kalibo starting May 4.
To purchase tickets, book online at www.FlySeair.com or www.tigerairways.com, or call 849-0100. For updates on promos and new routes, Like SEAIR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyseair.