Philippine domestic carriers handled 10% more air cargoes in the first quarter of the year
Of the eight reporting local carriers, five saw double- and triple-digit year-on-year growth as airlines continued to boost their flights this year
Cebu Pacific accounted for 37% of the total volume in the first quarter with 21.773 million kg
AirSwift Transport saw the biggest improvement with a 591.8% growth while Cebgo reported the biggest dip of 70.6%
Philippine domestic carriers handled 10% more air cargoes in the first quarter of the year to 59.011 million kilograms from 53.607 million kg year-on-year, according to latest data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
Of the eight reporting local carriers on the list, five saw double- and triple-digit year-on-year growth as airlines continued to boost their flights this year.
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Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific accounted for 37% of the total volume with 21.773 million kg, 16.7% higher than the 18.654 million kg in the same quarter last year.
PAL Express came in second with a share of 27.4% to the total or 16.169 million kg, a 122.6% increment from the comparable period’s 7.265 million kg.
Philippine Airlines, with an 18.8% share, recorded a 43.5% decline in throughput to 11.105 million kg from 19.667 million kg.
In fourth place was AirAsia Philippines, representing 12.8% or 7.564 million kg, a 42.3% improvement from the previous 5.316 million kg.
Ranking fifth was boutique airline AirSwift Transport, Inc. with 1.131 million kg, a whopping 591.8% surge from 163,494 kg last year.
Leisure airline Seair International, Inc. reported 560,771 kg, down 30.9% from 811,443 kg.
Cebgo saw the biggest dip of 70.6% to 401,628 kg from 1.366 million kg.
Lastly, charter airline Island Aviation Corp. handled 80% more air cargo in the first quarter of 2023 with 305,805 kg from 169,433 kg in the same period last year. – Roumina Pablo