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H1 traffic growth at HKIA steady; new passenger terminal at SG airport set to open

H1 traffic growth at HKIA steady; new passenger terminal at SG airport set to open

Jul. 16 | Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced steady growth in air cargo and passenger traffic in the first half of 2018. From January to June of this year, HKIA handled 36.9 million passengers and 2.5 million tonnes of cargo and airmail, representing...

AirAsia Philippines launches Clark-Taipei flight at Clark airport

AirAsia Philippines launches Clark-Taipei flight at Clark airport

Jul. 14 | Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran (2nd from right) accepts an AirAsia model aircraft from Minister James Chu, deputy representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines, during the...

Q1 air freight volume up 12% for PH carriers

Q1 air freight volume up 12% for PH carriers

Jul. 8 | Cargo volume handled by Philippine domestic carriers grew 12% in the first quarter of 2018 to 71.299 million kilograms from 63.672 million kg in the same quarter last year, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board showed. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific remained...

IATA finds 3 indicators of slower growth in air freight

IATA finds 3 indicators of slower growth in air freight

Jul. 5 | After a weak start to 2018, demand for global air freight has now resumed a modest trend upwards, rising 4.2% in May year-over-year but slightly down from the 5.2% growth in annual demand recorded in April 2018, according to data released by the International...

Cebu Pacific to operate dedicated cargo aircraft

Cebu Pacific to operate dedicated cargo aircraft

Jul. 3 | Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has signed an agreement with Swiss-based IPR Conversions Ltd. to convert two of the airline’s ATR 72-500 passenger aircraft into dedicated cargo aircraft. This marks the first foray of Cebu Pacific in the operation...

HK airport sets record-breaking 2017-18

HK airport sets record-breaking 2017-18

Jul. 2 | Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) posted a strong performance in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, setting new annual records in all three air traffic categories. Cargo and airmail rose 7.6% to 5.1 million tonnes, not only securing HKIA’s status...

May air cargo underscores growth slowdown

May air cargo underscores growth slowdown

Jul. 2 | Though still growing, air cargo expanded more slowly in May 2018, confirming a downward trend noticed since the start of this year, according to traffic figures from WorldACD. Year-over-year, air cargo volume increased by 2.6% worldwide in May, yield...

PH, Papua New Guinea ink expanded air services agreement

PH, Papua New Guinea ink expanded air services agreement

Jun. 30 | The Philippines and Papua New Guinea (PNG) have signed an agreement that boosts air connectivity between the two countries. The air services agreement, which was signed on June 28 in Manila, expanded the air traffic entitlements to 1,500 seats per week...

Asian airlines sustain growth in air cargo, passenger markets

Asian airlines sustain growth in air cargo, passenger markets

Jun. 30 | Both international air cargo and air passenger markets remained buoyant in May, with further expansion in business activity and continued availability of affordable air fares supporting growth in demand, based on traffic figures from the Association of...

PAL launches Manila-Nanning service

PAL launches Manila-Nanning service

Jun. 29 | Photo from PAL. Philippine Airlines (PAL) is now serving the Manila-Nanning, China route twice weekly, increasing its number of services to the East Asian country. The brand-new flight departs Manila at 5:50 p.m. twice a week and arrives at Nanning at...
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