I trully believe that this situation between CAB and Tiger Airways will be resolved in the coming weeks/months. It would be really stupid for the CAB not to issue a permanent permit for the Macau route because it is very, very profitable for all parties involved (Tiger, CAB, Clark-Macapagal Airport, Government, etc.). For those of you who are about to travel to Macau, take note of the number of OFW's you will be travelling with. It is these OFW's who make money for Tiger and all local agencies involved.
When I was in Macau I spoke with a couple of Pinoys who are now working there. Most of them are residents of Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Ilocos and other northern provinces of the Philippines. They were able to secure their jobs due to the low rates offered by Tiger. Instead of wasting their time going to Manila to look for jobs, they just bought tickets to Macau and tried their luck there. I'm glad to report that most of our kababayans have landed legal jobs over there and they are able to support the families that they left behind here. And because of the low fares of Tiger, they are able to come home during the holidays and spend quality time with there families.
So, if the Macau route is cancelled it doesn't only affect us tourists (whom I would say consists of only 10% of the total passengers of Tiger flights) but it will spell disaster for our OFW and prospective OFW countrymen who strongly depend on this route.