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IATA survey shows airline industry ‘very positive’ about demand outlook

IATA survey shows airline industry ‘very positive’ about demand outlook

Apr. 28 | Airline industry heads remain upbeat about demand prospects for the year ahead, as cargo and passenger volumes continue to expand, according to the results of a new survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Airline CFOs and heads of...

PAL awaits delivery of 2 new B777s for US, UK operations

PAL awaits delivery of 2 new B777s for US, UK operations

Apr. 26 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be deploying two new Boeing 777–300 ER units on flights to London and to the U.S. once the airplanes are delivered in December this year. “The Boeing aircraft will serve the Manila-London route, a move designed to primarily...

HKIA logs 17.8% growth in cargo in March

HKIA logs 17.8% growth in cargo in March

Apr. 24 | Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant growth in cargo volume in March 2017, propelled by higher export orders. During the month, cargo traffic and flight movements recorded year-on-year increases of 17.8% to 433,000 tonnes and 0.5%...

Vietnam customs finalizing NSW rules for aviation

Vietnam customs finalizing NSW rules for aviation

Apr. 21 | The General Department of Customs of Vietnam said it is now preparing the final draft guidelines governing the electronic processing of data on the exit, entry, and transit of aircraft through the National Single Window (NSW). To complete the draft guidelines...

Hub airports leverage robust trans-Pacific traffic

Hub airports leverage robust trans-Pacific traffic

Apr. 21 | Global aviation markets were “dynamic” in a turbulent 2016, with passenger traffic making huge strides, particularly on the trans-Pacific route, and cargo throughput making a rebound, according to Airports Council International (ACI). Based on reports...

PH local airlines post 1.9% drop in 2016 cargo volume

PH local airlines post 1.9% drop in 2016 cargo volume

Apr. 19 | Cargo volume handled by Philippine domestic carriers in 2016 declined 1.9% to 267.657 million kilograms from 272.707 million kg in 2015, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific still accounted for the highest...

Lunar New Year timing thrusts air freight volumes upward

Lunar New Year timing thrusts air freight volumes upward

Apr. 19 | Global air freight volumes surged 7.8% in February as compared to the previous year, the accelerated growth affected by the timing of the Chinese New Year. For the period, international freight posted a greater growth rate than domestic freight at 9.6%...

New 24/7 CAB hotline for distressed passengers

New 24/7 CAB hotline for distressed passengers

Apr. 18 | The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has launched its first 24/7 public assistance hotline as part of a drive to champion the Air Passenger Bill of Rights (APBR). Public Assistance Hotline 16-566 will be providing frontline transaction services,...

PAL profit falls 39% even as revenue improves 7.2% in 2016

PAL profit falls 39% even as revenue improves 7.2% in 2016

Apr. 13 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) reported a 38.9% decline in net income in 2016 to P3.945 billion from P6.460 billion recorded in 2015. Revenues, on the other hand, grew 7.2% to P116.626 billion from P108.799 billion in 2015, PAL disclosed to the Philippine...

BOC sets baggage clearance rules for air, sea travellers

BOC sets baggage clearance rules for air, sea travellers

Apr. 10 | The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has issued rules for clearance procedures involving air and sea travelers and crew, as well as their baggage, at all Philippine ports of entry and exit. Implementing several provisions of the Customs Modernization and Tariff...
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