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Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) dominated the local air cargo industry four out of five times in the period covering 2007-2011, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

The only time it did not rule the skies for those years was 2007.

From 2007-2011, CEB handled 374.389 million kilograms (kg) of cargo or 46.97% of the country’s total air cargo throughput of 796.944 million kg.

On the heels of CEB was Philippine Airlines (PAL), which flew 316.162 million kg or 39.67% of the total for the five-year period. In 2007, PAL led all cargo carriers with 62.677 million kg.

In third place was Airphil Express (formerly Air Philippines). The budget unit of PAL handled 52.207 million kg, accounting for 6.5% of the total.

ZestAir (formerly Asian Spirit) came in fourth with a share of 3.45% after carrying 27.527 million kg.

With a market share of 3.17%, in fifth spot was PEAC (Pacific East Asia Cargo) with 25.336 million kg.

Seair came last with 1.411 million kg or 0.17% of the total.

For the period in review, the highest volume recorded was in 2010 at 185.208 million, up 25.08% from 2009’s 148.065 million kg.

The lowest volume, on the other hand, was seen in 2008 at 137.662 million kg, down 3.5% from the 2007 figure of 142.695 million kg.

In 2011, volume reached 183.312 million kg.

Meanwhile, CAB over the weekend allowed most airlines operating in the Philippines to adjust their fuel surcharge and other additional fees. These include PAL for its local and domestic operations; Airphil Express; Cebu Pacific; Japan Airlines; All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.; Delta Airlines; Air China; Qatar Airways; Air Niugini; Asiana Airlines; Singapore Airlines and Silk Air.

The higher surcharge takes effect from October 1 to year-end.

Photo from http://www.cebupacificaircargo.com/en/aboutcargo

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