The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) transported more domestic cargo than other airlines in the 1st quarter (Q1) of 2012, according to recently released Civil Aeronautics Board data.
CEB carried 22.1 million kilograms in cargo in Q1, besting the combined cargo loads carried by both Philippine Airlines and Airphil Express.
“We captured 48% of the domestic cargo market in Q1. This highlights Cebu Pacific’s extensive domestic network. With multiple daily flights to most key cities in the Philippines, cargo forwarders and shippers trust CEB to bring their valuable cargo in the soonest possible time,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB also led the domestic cargo market in 2011 with close to 89.5 million kilos carried for the full year.
The airline increased domestic capacity in Q1 2012, with the arrival of one more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft last January. At present, CEB operates 52 routes to 32 domestic destinations, the most extensive network in the Philippines.
Network expansion plans include the arrival of three more Airbus A320 aircraft in the 2nd half of 2012, as well as the launch of four times weekly Davao-Kalibo and Davao-Puerto Princesa flights.
“CEB currently services more than 2,000 accounts, tailor-fitting cargo products to our clients’ domestic and international cargo needs. This includes express cargo service, seamless transshipment and 16 interline partnerships for worldwide reach,” Iyog added.
To inquire more about CEB cargo, forwarders and shippers can call 802-7070 or visit www.cebupacificaircargo.com.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.