time:matters and Cebu Pacific save time

A new tie-up between Manila-based, low-cost airline Cebu Pacific and Frankfurt-based time:matters will see the German express and courier company leveraging the Philippine carrier’s extensive network across the country.

Cebu Pacific Cargo Franz-Joseph Miller new business tie-up Special Speed Solutions time:matters

The new partnership is expected to greatly reduce the time:matters transport of its Special Speed Solutions and time-critical (emergency) goods by between a minimum of between five to 24 hours, depending on locations and destinations.

According to Franz-Joseph Miller, CEO of time:matters Holding GmbH – the special services provider, which is part of the Lufthansa Group that provides courier, same-day and emergency logistics, the co-operation with Cebu Pacific Cargo was able to reduce the Manila and Europe transport time for its services by a minimum of between five to seven hours; sometimes even more if the next possible delivery would have required an additional overnight leg.

“Between the Philippines and the Americas, time reduced for the services can be cut by between 10-12 hours, and to Africa, the time can be cut by between 10 to 15 hours minimum,” he said. In comparison to normal Express services the time savings can actually be even more significant, usually 1-2 days.

The main base of Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ second largest airline after Philippine Airlines, is at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, with other hubs at Mactan- Cebu International Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao) and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Angeles City).