Philippine air transport up in first quarter

13:10, May 24, 2010      

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Philippine passenger air transport increased by 15 percent while cargo traffic soared by almost a- third in the first quarter of this year, local media reported Monday.

The number of air passengers increased to 3.89 million from 3.4 million in the first quater, Manila Standard Today quoted Civil Aeronautics Board as saying.

Cebu Pacific Air carried the most number of passengers at 1.97 million, up 22 percent from 1.61 million.

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines carried 1.41 million passengers, down 8 percent from 1.5 million. The volume of other airlines such as the Zest Air, AirPhil Express and Southeast Asian Airlines also increased.

The total cargo carried in the first quarter grew 37 percent to 39.1 million kilograms from 28.6 million kg. Cebu Pacific carried 1.97 million kg, up 22 percent.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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