Value Alliance

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Value Alliance
Value Alliance Logo.png
Launch date16 May 2016;5 years ago (2016-05-16) [1]
Full members5
Destination airports187
Destination countries30
Annual passengers (M)92
Fleet size184
Alliance sloganAsia Pacific's Best Value Airlines [2]
Website valuealliance.com

Value Alliance is an airline alliance formed in May 2016. It is the world's second alliance (after the U-FLY Alliance) to consist only of low-cost carriers (LCCs). However, it is the first pan-regional LCC alliance. It comprises five (originally nine) Asia-Pacific airlines: Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, Jeju Air, Nok Air and Scoot.

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Value Alliance is the fourth-largest airline alliance in terms of passengers, flights, destinations, combined fleet and members, ahead of U-FLY Alliance and Vanilla Alliance. [3]

History

The Value Alliance was established by eight airlines in the Asia-Pacific region on 16 May 2016. [4] The alliance allows passengers to book flights with all of the eight carriers through each partner website, to create itineraries across the region through a single booking. [5] The combined carriers collectively serve more than 160 destinations, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, [5] with a total fleet of 176 aircraft and an annual passenger total of 47 million in 2015. [6]

Member airlines

Current members

Cebu Pacific Air, Airbus A320-200 RP-C3242 NRT (27660738625).jpg
Nok Air Boeing 737-800 Prasertwit-2.jpg
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Cebu Pacific, Nok Air, Scoot and Jeju Air are four of the five current founding members of the alliance .

As of June 2020, the following airlines are members of Value Alliance: [6]

Member airlineJoinedNotes
Flag of the Philippines.svg Cebu Pacific 16 May 2016
Flag of the Philippines.svg Cebgo 16 May 2016A subsidiary of Cebu Pacific
Flag of South Korea.svg Jeju Air 16 May 2016
Flag of Thailand.svg Nok Air 16 May 2016
Flag of Singapore.svg Scoot 16 May 2016

Former members

Member airlineJoinedExitedNotes
Flag of Thailand.svg NokScoot 16 May 201626 June 2020Defunct on 26 June 2020.
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tigerair Australia 16 May 20162018Defunct on 25 March 2020
Flag of Singapore.svg Tigerair 16 May 201625 July 2017Merged into Scoot on 25 July 2017.
Flag of Japan.svg Vanilla Air 16 May 201630 March 2019 [7] Merged into Peach Aviation on 26 October 2019.

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Jeju Air Co., Ltd., is the first and largest South Korean low-cost airline. It offers scheduled domestic services, as well as international destinations including China, Japan, Russia, the Mariana Islands, and various Southeast Asian countries. It is also a founding member of the Value Alliance. Jeju Air is named after the Jeju Island. The airline, a member of AK group, has opened a Seoul head office tower hotel at Hongik station of the Seoul Metro, to diversify income.

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