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PH, Maldives agree to mount direct air services

PH, Maldives agree to mount direct air services

Apr. 23 | Direct flights between the Philippines and Maldives are now closer to reality, as the two nations have successfully negotiated an agreement on air services, Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) executive director Carmelo Arcilla said. Air negotiation panels...

Cargo traffic improves for Cathay, declines for HKIA

Cargo traffic improves for Cathay, declines for HKIA

Apr. 23 | Passenger and cargo traffic both increased for the Cathay Pacific group in March 2018, while Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported strong passenger numbers but leaner cargo during the same month. Combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic...

PAL steps up operations in Davao, Cebu, Clark under multi-hub system

PAL steps up operations in Davao, Cebu, Clark under multi-hub system

Apr. 18 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will further boost its operations at its hubs in Davao, Cebu and Clark with the scheduled arrival of 15 new aircraft in 2018, and another six aircraft in 2019. PAL in a statement announced its multi-hub expansion strategy that...

Soekarno-Hatta airport targets capacity increase to 100M pax in 2025

Soekarno-Hatta airport targets capacity increase to 100M pax in 2025

Apr. 18 | Indonesia’s Minister for Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi issued on April 15 a target for Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to increase handling capacity from the current 63 million passengers annually to 100 million yearly by 2025. The IDR2.6...

March, April bring new record highs for Clark airport

March, April bring new record highs for Clark airport

Apr. 11 | Clark International Airport (CRK) handled more than 215,000 passengers in March 2018, while over 8,000 travelers passed through the air hub on April 2, breaking previous records anew, according to an executive of the airport’s operator, Clark International...

PAL incurs P4.6B loss in 2017 as operational costs balloon 26%

PAL incurs P4.6B loss in 2017 as operational costs balloon 26%

Apr. 11 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) recorded a P4.6 billion loss in 2017, a reversal from the P5.9 billion income it posted in 2016, attributing the loss to higher operating expenses. Consolidated revenues last year amounted to P129.5 billion, up 13.2% from 2016’s...

PAL shelves flight service to Kuwait

PAL shelves flight service to Kuwait

Apr. 11 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) will temporarily suspend its flights to and from Kuwait starting May 16 due to low passenger traffic. In a statement, PAL said it has maintained flights to Kuwait “despite difficult market conditions as a service to our countrymen...

Cargo, passenger traffic at major airports surges despite threat of trade wars

Cargo, passenger traffic at major airports surges despite threat of trade wars

Apr. 11 | Both air cargo traffic and passenger demand continued their robust year-on-year growth through 2017 across the world’s major airports despite the looming specter of trade wars and protectionism, according to Airports Council International (ACI)...

Feb air cargo growth marks strongest start since 2015

Feb air cargo growth marks strongest start since 2015

Apr. 9 | All regions, including Asia-Pacific, reported an increase in air freight demand in February 2018, but the robust outlook for the rest of 2018 faces some potentially strong headwinds, including rising protectionism, said the International Air Transport...

ACI launches first global barometer on airport customer satisfaction

ACI launches first global barometer on airport customer satisfaction

Apr. 8 | Airports Council International (ACI) World launched April 6 the first ever Airport Service Quality (ASQ) barometer, the first global snapshot of airport customer experience satisfaction levels, with overall satisfaction scores from a global and regional...
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