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 carrierÃ¢â‚¬™s extensive network across the country.
August 1, 2009
According to Franz-Joseph Miller, CEO of time:matters Holding GmbH Ã¢â‚¬“ 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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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,Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 PhilippinesÃ¢â‚¬™ 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).