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Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific accounted for most domestic air cargo shipments in the first semester.

Latest data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed Cebu Pacific handled 44.452 million kilograms (kg) for the first half of the year or 48.4% of the country’s total domestic cargo volume of 91.877 million kg.

CAB did not release comparative data.

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) came in second, handling 25.471 million kg of cargo or 27.7% of the total.

PAL’s low-cost carrier unit, Airphil Express, was in third spot with 11.961 million kg, representing 13% of the aggregate.

Another budget carrier, Zestair accounted for 10.7% of the volume after handling 9.9 million kg for the period in review.

Representing 1% or 92,630 kg of the total was SeAir.

Meanwhile, Philippines Air Asia formally ventured into the local air cargo industry this month.

“So far, the bulk of cargoes we carry are fruits usually from Davao to Pampanga,” chief executive Marianne Hontiveros said at the sidelines of a press briefing called by the airline recently.

She expressed confidence the airline will post steady volume gains in future.

In another development, CAB will hear this week separate petitions for higher fuel surcharge of Cathay Pacific, Dragon Airlines and Cebu Pacific.

Cathay Pacific and DragonAir are asking for an 8.7% hike in fuel surcharge from $124.70 to $135.50 for its flights between Hong Kong and the Southwest Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asian destinations as well as same-day transit to Bangkok and Singapore.

Cebu Pacific, on the other hand, is requesting to levy an additional $30 per passenger for Malaysia and $35 per passenger for Thailand.

Earlier, CAB allowed AirAsia to impose a 30% increase in fuel surcharge.

Photo from http://www.cebupacificaircargo.com/en/home

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