INTERNATIONAL air cargo and mail volume transported by 33 airlines to and from the Philippines in the first half of this year reached 139.24 million kilograms, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board showed.
Both inbound and outbound cargo and mail almost equally split the volume, with inbound traffic accounting for 69.118 million kg or 49.65% of the total throughput, and outbound shipments constituting 70.12 million kg or 50.35%.
No comparative data were provided.
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines dominated both inbound and outbound traffic, carrying a combined 35.814 million kg for a 25.72% share of the total.
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific came in second with 19.835 million kg or 14.25% while Korean Air contributed 8.615 million kg or 6.19% of cargoes handled.
Singapore Airlines carried 8.587 million kg for a 6.15% share, making it the fourth-biggest contributor to the air cargo and mail throughput.
Package delivery and logistics provider United Parcel Service accounted for 5.03% of the total with 7.002 million kg of cargo and mail while Taiwan-based Eva Air carried 6.483 million kg or 4.66%.
Hong Kong’s sole cargo airline Air Hong Kong came in seventh with 6.37 million kg or 4.57% of the total traffic while Qatar Airways flew 5.736 million kg or 4.12%.
Joining the top 10 were flag carriers Thai Airways International and Etihad Airways of United Arab Emirates with 5.461 million kg and 4.965 million kg, respectively.
Completing the list were Japan Airlines with 3.97 million kg; All Nippon Airways, 3.946 million kg; Delta Airlines, 3.461 million kg; China Airlines, 3.086 million kg; Emirates Air, 2.904 million kg; Gulf Air, 1.798 million kg; Malaysia Airlines, 1.694 million kg; China Southern, 1.624 million kg; Kuwait Airways, 1.611 million kg; Asiana Airlines, 1.398 million kg; KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, 1.348 million kg; Saudi Arabian Airlines, 1.088 million kg; Qantas Airways, 839,790 kg; Jetstar Asia, 351,811 kg; Royal Brunei, 309,344 kg; Deutsche Lufthansa AG, 293,031 kg; Continental Micronesia, 196,899 kg; AirPhil Express, 120,774 kg; Air Niugini, 107,567 kg; El Al Israel Airlines, 83,183 kg; Air China, 62,488 kg; Air Micronesia, 44,198 kg; and Cargolux, 31,611 kg.
For 2012, the CAB recorded total cargo and mail throughput of 301.144 million kg transported by 24 airlines. – Roumina M. Pablo
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