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Weak start to cargo peak season; passenger demand still growing amid headwinds

Weak start to cargo peak season; passenger demand still growing amid headwinds

Dec. 7 | Global air cargo’s peak season is off to a disappointing start, with demand down 3.5% in October 2019 year-on-year, the 12th consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Freight...

Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Local air carriers report 2% rise in cargo volume for Jan-Sept

Dec. 4 | Image by StockSnap from Pixabay. Cargo volume handled by Philippine domestic carriers grew 2.1% in the first three quarters of 2019 to 239.086 million kilograms (kg) from 234.211 million kg handled in the same quarters last year, data from the Civil Aeronautics...

Air cargo volumes still on the decline

Air cargo volumes still on the decline

Nov. 30 | Worldwide air cargo volumes dropped 5.0% in October 2019 compared with the same month in 2018, but were 7% higher month-over-month, according to the latest market report from WorldACD. General cargo declined 8.2% in October year-on-year, while special...

Treaty tackling problem of unruly passengers set to come into force

Treaty tackling problem of unruly passengers set to come into force

Nov. 30 | The Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14)—the agreement that enhances the capacity of states to curb the rising incidence of unruly behavior on board aircraft—will come into force on January 1, 2020. This follows the needed 22nd instrument of ratification...

Air passenger market stabilizes, freight sector continues difficult run

Air passenger market stabilizes, freight sector continues difficult run

Nov. 27 | The effects of the economic slowdown and trade wars on the air passenger and freight markets, particularly those in Asia-Pacific, are apparent as 2019 draws nearer to a close, according to a new report from Airports Council International (ACI). The global...

PAL, Cebu Pacific further enhance their OTPs

PAL, Cebu Pacific further enhance their OTPs

Nov. 26 | Image from Wikimedia. Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific continue to register higher flight on-time performance (OTP) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in October 2019. PAL reported an all-time high OTP rating of 92% in October,...

AAPA issues resolutions for gov’t action amid multiple challenges

AAPA issues resolutions for gov’t action amid multiple challenges

Nov. 26 | Image by Bilal EL-Daou from Pixabay. Saying the industry has entered a challenging, even threatening phase, leaders of Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) member carriers have released a six-point resolution urging Asian governments to work with...

Changi airport, air cargo sector eye certification in handling perishables

Changi airport, air cargo sector eye certification in handling perishables

Nov. 26 | Image by philexpo from Pixabay. Changi Airport and the Singapore air cargo community plan to acquire certification in handling perishable cargo, which will make it the first community in Southeast Asia to do so, according to Changi Airport Group (CAG). CAG,...

AAPA issues six resolutions for gov’t action amid multiple operational challenges

AAPA issues six resolutions for gov’t action amid multiple operational challenges

Nov. 25 | Saying the industry has entered a challenging, even threatening phase, leaders of Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) member carriers have released a six-point resolution urging Asian governments to work with industry stakeholders in removing...

SG’s Changi airport, air cargo sector pursue certification in handling perishables

SG’s Changi airport, air cargo sector pursue certification in handling perishables

Nov. 25 | Changi Airport and the Singapore air cargo community plan to acquire certification in handling perishable cargo, which will make it the first community in Southeast Asia to do so, according to Changi Airport Group (CAG). CAG, together with the Civil Aviation...