Air Transportation

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Air Traffic down in 2010

The data revealed that total traffic plummeted by some 32.723 million kilograms (kg) or 5.81% to 563.080 million kg from 595.804 million kilograms handled in 2009. The data also added that Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and PAL remain the top carriers of cargo. The data also showed that cargo volume is highest in September 2010 totaling to about 58.429 million…

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PAL hires third-party to boost category upgrade

In its bid to facilitate the compliance of the Philippines to certain safety issues raised by the United States Fed­eral Aviation Authority (US FAA), flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has tapped a third party to help the country regain the category I status for its aviation industry. PAL said they already signed a contract with Tim Neel & Associates, LLC (TNA),…

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Cebu Pacific flew 10.5 million passengers in 2009, up 19%

Budget airline Cebu Pacific flew some 10.5 million passengers to different destinations locally and internationally from January to December 2010, an increase of 19% over 8.76 million carried in 2009 as the airline continues to upgrade its fleet. CEB’s growth was mainly driven by a 38% increase in international passengers, which numbered over 2.23 million in 2010. The airline also…