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Gov’t orders acceleration of Antique airport development

Gov’t orders acceleration of Antique airport development

Aug. 13 | The development of Antique airport is being fast tracked with new target completion date eyed for June 2020. Photo from the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) have...

Cebu Pacific expands Clark operations

Cebu Pacific expands Clark operations

Aug. 13 | From L: Department of Tourism Region III’s Maan Banawa; Japan National Tourism Organization Executive Director Daisuke Tonai; Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade; Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei; Pampanga Provincial Board Member...

US Homeland Security lifts security notice on NAIA

US Homeland Security lifts security notice on NAIA

Aug. 12 | The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded its public notice on security conditions at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after significant improvements in security operations were made at the Philippines’ main...

Asia Pacific air freight contracts 5.4% in June, 7.4% in H1—IATA

Asia Pacific air freight contracts 5.4% in June, 7.4% in H1—IATA

Aug. 10 | Global air freight demand decreased by 4.8% in June 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, marking the eighth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, according to data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)....

Cebu Pacific receives first of two dedicated air freighters

Cebu Pacific receives first of two dedicated air freighters

Aug. 8 | Cebu Pacific’s ATR 72-500 has a carrying capacity of up to 8 tons and is equipped with a large cargo door, allowing a load of up to seven LD3 air cargo containers, or five PBJ pallets. Photo from Cebu Pacific. Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific took...

Cathay Pacific reports H1 profit but warns of worsening operating conditions

Cathay Pacific reports H1 profit but warns of worsening operating conditions

Aug. 7 | Cathay Pacific Airways said the group continued its positive performance in the first half of 2019, but added that the operating environment has worsened as geopolitical and trade tensions intensified. In an August 7 statement on its interim 2019 results,...

Air cargo down nearly 9% in June and 5% in H1

Air cargo down nearly 9% in June and 5% in H1

Aug. 7 | Cargo transported by airlines fell almost 9% in June year-on-year, further widening the gap between the first half of 2019 and the same period in 2018, according to the latest data from WorldACD. In June, air cargo volume contracted 8.9% year-over-year...

Carriers flew 7% more passengers in 2018; cargo growth was more modest, says IATA  

Carriers flew 7% more passengers in 2018; cargo growth was more modest, says IATA  

Aug. 5 | Airlines saw a nearly 7% increase in passengers carried in 2018, while air freight volumes grew more modestly in line with global trade volumes, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its 2019 World Air Transport Statistics...

Changi Airport registers continued passenger growth, freight decline

Changi Airport registers continued passenger growth, freight decline

Aug. 2 | Singapore Changi Airport posted steady growth in passenger volume in June and the first half of the year, while airfreight registered a continued decline in throughput for the same periods. The airport registered 5.82 million passenger movements in June...

Despite record passengers, HKIA revenue falls 11.5% in FY 2018-19

Despite record passengers, HKIA revenue falls 11.5% in FY 2018-19

Aug. 2 | Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) set new records in passenger numbers and flight movements in its fiscal year (FY) 2018-19, but it still posted a weaker financial performance for the period, according to the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Annual...