Double-digit cargo revenue rise for Cebu Pacific

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Cebu Pacific Air Airbus A330 with cargo

Cargo revenues for Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific Air jumped by 11.4 per cent in the first half of 2015.

Overall, its revenue for the six months to 30 June was 29.5 billion Philippine pesos ($636.8 million), an increase of 10.4 per cent year on year. Cargo revenues accounted for 1.6 billion pesos of this.

“The CEB Group’s notable [firest half] 2015 passenger growth was driven by the launch of CEB’s operations in Narita, and new long haul routes including Riyadh, Sydney, and Kuwait; and the launch of additional domestic routes. We look forward to offering our trademark low fares to even more passengers this year,” says the airline.

Cebu claims to be the largest carrier in the Philippines. It has a 55-strong fleet, and expects to increase this significantly by 2021. The fleet comprises 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, six Airbus A330 and eight ATR 72-​500.

By 2021, Cebu expects to take delivery of seven A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft. ​Earlier this year, Cebu, with Cargohaus, inaugurated a Smiths Detection CIP-300 air cargo inspection portal, at Manila International Airport’s Terminal 3. The portal is for transhipment cargo loaded in international flights to and from Manila. It can screen up to nine tonnes of air cargo dolleys and unit load devices and is powered by a low-energy X-ray source.