Articles Tagged ‘Philippines’

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

China dominates Asian growth in Q2; fastest-growing major country market but Jakarta fends off Kunming for fastest-growing airport

With Routes Asia taking place next week and the start of the summer season less than two weeks away, we decided to take a look at Asian developments in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Q2. We look at the top country markets for growth, biggest airlines and fastest-growing airports.

Cebu Pacific Air grows long-haul routes with new Kuwait and Sydney services; already dominates Philippine domestic market

Cebu Pacific Air grows long-haul routes with new Kuwait and Sydney services; already dominates Philippine domestic market

Cebu Pacific Air is extending its network reach to Australia and Kuwait. We reveal how rapidly the airline has grown in recent years and which are the airline’s biggest routes as measured by ASKs


SEAIR launches Manila flights to complement existing Clark operations; becomes fifth carrier on most routes

SEAIR launches Manila flights to complement existing Clark operations; becomes fifth carrier on most routes

South East Asian Airlines (better known as SEAIR) has become the fifth major player in the Philippine domestic market thanks to some help from Singapore-based Tiger Airways. How do its frequencies compare with its competitors on the leading domestic routes?

Philippine aviation growth driven by Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express and Zest Air; Manila set to pass 30 million this year

Philippine aviation growth driven by Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express and Zest Air; Manila set to pass 30 million this year

Air traffic demand has grown by 50% in just three years in the Philippines. We take a closer look at the available data, analyse trends in the domestic market and reveal which carriers have been launching new international services to Manila in the last 18 months.

Cebu’s rapid growth calls for new terminal; Qatar Airways pulls out after over eight years

Cebu’s rapid growth calls for new terminal; Qatar Airways pulls out after over eight years

The second-largest airport in the Philippines has seen rapid growth in the last decade, but which airlines are leading the development? How is the airport coping with the capacity constraints? From which international market are five foreign airlines serving the airport? And which Gulf carrier is about to drop its route to Cebu after serving […]


Cebu Pacific next low-cost long-haul operator in Asia; follows AirAsia X, Jetstar, Scoot and Norwegian

Cebu Pacific next low-cost long-haul operator in Asia; follows AirAsia X, Jetstar, Scoot and Norwegian

Low-cost long-haul seems to be the latest trend in Asia as Cebu Pacific announces that it will lease A330s from next year, but which markets is the Philippine airline looking at? And which market does it provide as an example of the viability of the strategic move?

Fast-growing Airphil Express now serves 26 destinations in the Philippines plus Hong Kong and Singapore

Fast-growing Airphil Express now serves 26 destinations in the Philippines plus Hong Kong and Singapore

Philippine Airlines’ low-cost subsidiary has operated under various names but now seems to be establishing itself as Airphil Express. How big is the airline’s fleet and how much is it growing? Which are its busiest routes and what competition does it face on them? And just how early do some of its flights depart from […]

Zest Air operates 20 domestic routes from Manila; started three seasonal international routes this week

Zest Air operates 20 domestic routes from Manila; started three seasonal international routes this week

Named after the owner’s drinks company, Zest Air expects to carry almost 2.5 million passengers this year, almost twice as many as in 2010. Which are its busiest routes from Manila, what international services does it operate, and what unusual aircraft type does it fly?


Manila airport now just outside World Top 50; Cebu Pacific driving growth in domestic market

Manila airport now just outside World Top 50; Cebu Pacific driving growth in domestic market

Ranked #51 by ACI last year Manila airport is dominated by two local carriers. But which are the leading country markets. And which non-Asian carriers serve the capital of the Philippines? Which new services have launched in the last four months?

Manila dominates Philippines traffic as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines vie for domestic dominance

Manila dominates Philippines traffic as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines vie for domestic dominanceJust how rapidly has traffic been growing in the Philippines and how many airports have international services? Which US, Middle East and European cities can you reach non-stop from Manila?

Cebu Pacific increasing domestic dominance with new ATRs to serve smaller markets

Logo: Cebu Pacific increasing domestic dominance with acquisition of ATRs to serve smaller marketsPhilippine LCC Cebu Pacific is now the leading carrier in the world’s third fastest growing domestic market. In addition to A319/A320s the airline is now using turboprops to penetrate smaller markets. But it’s also growing internationally. We take a closer look.