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Challengers to San Miguel’s P736B airport proposal in Bulacan invited

Challengers to San Miguel’s P736B airport proposal in Bulacan invited

Apr. 16 | Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has started seeking comparative proposals for a Swiss bidding challenge against San Miguel Holdings Corporation’s (SMHC) unsolicited proposal to build an airport in Bulacan. In...

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

ICAO releases latest air transport stats

Apr. 15 | World passenger traffic in January 2019 recorded its highest growth since July 2018 but world freight traffic reported negative growth in January this year, its slowest pace in 12 months, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Moreover,...

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

VN to launch first chopper ride-hailing service

Apr. 15 | Ha Long Bay FastGo, Vietnam’s ride-hailing company, has announced its plan to launch the country’s first helicopter ride-hailing service in Hanoi by the end of this month. FastGo has co-operated with a helicopter firm in Vietnam, which declined...

PAL narrows annual loss by 38% as passenger, cargo revenues jump

PAL narrows annual loss by 38% as passenger, cargo revenues jump

Apr. 13 | Philippine Airlines (PAL) ended 2018 with a consolidated total comprehensive loss of P2.8 billion, 38.3% less than its comprehensive loss of P4.6 billion in 2017. Consolidated revenues for 2018 amounted to P150.4 billion, up 16.2% over 2017’s P129.5...

Renovated Marinduque airport reopens after 6 years

Renovated Marinduque airport reopens after 6 years

Apr. 12 | The reopening of the Marinduque Airport was led by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation. The rehabilitation of Marinduque Airport’s passenger terminal building (PTB) and extended runway paved the...

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

SG, MY cooperate to ease rows over airspace, port limits

Apr. 8 | Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to cooperate and put on hold their bickering over the use of airspace, even as they have also implemented the suspension of their overlapping port limits. In a joint statement by their respective transport ministers,...

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Almost all regions saw passenger growth moderate in Feb

Apr. 8 | Global air passenger traffic for February rose 5.3% compared to February 2018, the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association...

Air freight demand in Feb lowest in past 3 years—IATA

Air freight demand in Feb lowest in past 3 years—IATA

Apr. 6 | Global air freight demand decreased 4.7% in February 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, the fourth consecutive month of negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years, according to data from the International Air...

Cathay, Lufthansa expand cargo network cooperation

Cathay, Lufthansa expand cargo network cooperation

Apr. 6 | Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific’s cargo division and German carrier Lufthansa Cargo have expanded their joint business agreement (JBA) to enable the start of eastbound joint shipments from Europe to Hong Kong. Under the expanded JBA framework, Hong...

Clark airport handles record 1.2M passengers in Q1

Clark airport handles record 1.2M passengers in Q1

Apr. 4 | More than 1 million passengers travelled via Clark International Airport (CRK) in the first quarter of 2019, the highest quarterly passenger traffic that the North Luzon hub has recorded. “Six years ago, it was a record number if you hit the one million...
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