Local air travel growth to sustain momentum
Domestic air travel is seen to sustain double digit growth next year despite the lack of aviation infrastructure, the Civil Aeronautics Board said.
The CAB ia banking on the new airports currently under construction and the growing number of domestic tourists.
“We continue to grow we are the fastest growing in Southeast Asia now, despite the infrastructure limitations. We have been double digits for many years,” said Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of CAB said.
Data from CAB showed that domestic passenger traffic increased to 12.79 million in the first half.
Cebu Pacific remained the country’s largest domestic airline with a total of 6.14 million passengers carried in the first semester. This represents a decline of 4.6 percent from last year.
PAL Express came in next with a total passenger traffic of 3.35 million, up 36.7 percent year on year. it was followed by Philippines Air Asia which transported 1.5 million passengers or an increase of 18.65 percent.
CEBGo, on the other hand, reported a 24.8 percent jump in passenger traffic to 907,297 passengers.
Philippine Airlines carried 554,835 passengers, down 51.4 percent.