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Airports to see 5.6B passenger decline in 2020: ACI

Airports to see 5.6B passenger decline in 2020: ACI

Sep. 7 | The airport industry is anticipating a 59.6% reduction in passenger volume in 2020 against the pre-COVID-19 forecast for this year and a 58.4% reduction in passengers as compared to 2019. This equates to a reduction in passengers of 5.6 billion for the...

Cargo flights set for Mindanao shippers of high-value crops

Cargo flights set for Mindanao shippers of high-value crops

Sep. 4 | Some Mindanao shippers are now able to transport by air high-value crops to Luzon and Visayas under an all-cargo arrangement initiated by the Department of Agriculture (DA). Under a memorandum of agreement signed on August 12, 2020, three shippers transport...

July air cargo demand stable but capacity gap remains—IATA

July air cargo demand stable but capacity gap remains—IATA

Sep. 2 | Global air freight traffic in July remained stable but below 2019 levels as severe lack of capacity weighed on airlines’ ability to meet demand, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data. While there is some month-to-month improvement,...

DOTr: P2.6B in Bayanihan 2 fund to help transport firms

DOTr: P2.6B in Bayanihan 2 fund to help transport firms

Sep. 2 | Department of Transportation assistant secretary for legal affairs Steve Pastor during a Lower House Committee on Transportation hearing on September 1 on the transport department’s plans for its budget under Bayanihan 2 bill The Department of Transportation...

Sangley airport project will continue

Sangley airport project will continue

Sep. 2 | Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque during a virtual press briefing on September 1 | Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office The P208-billion Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) project will push through despite US blacklisting...

NCR, 4 others under GCQ in Sept

NCR, 4 others under GCQ in Sept

Sep. 1 | President Rodrigo Duterte during a public address televised on August 31 | Presidential Photo/Toto Lozano The National Capital Region, Bulacan and Batangas remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the month of September. Tacloban and Bacolod...

PH domestic trade plunges to record low in Q2

PH domestic trade plunges to record low in Q2

Aug. 31 | Philippine domestic trade plummeted to a historic quarterly and annual drop in the second quarter as strict quarantine measures severely curtailed business and consumption activities during the period. Domestic trade declined 77.8% in volume and 69.1%...

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

AAPA: review ‘crippling’ border restrictions to allow safe air travel

Aug. 31 | The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has called on governments to reexamine existing border closures and restrictions, saying these measures have “completely suppressed” international travel demand since April 2020 to the detriment of the...

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Air freight market improves but remains on a downtrend: ACI

Aug. 30 | Airports around the world reported an improvement in air freight performance in June with year-over-year volumes declining -11.4% compared to -17.9% in May, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World. In the first six months of 2020, air...

Cavite ready to scrap airport deal with US-banned Chinese developer

Cavite ready to scrap airport deal with US-banned Chinese developer

Aug. 28 | The Cavite provincial government is willing to cancel its contract with the joint venture that will develop and operate Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) if the national government determines the agreement poses a security risk, according to...