Cebu Pacific remained the country’s leading domestic airline in the first quarter while Philippine Airlines sustained its leadership in the international market, data from the Civil Aeronautics Board show.
Cebu Pacific carried 3.12 million domestic passengers from January to March. PAL Express, a unit of PAL, flew 1.76 million domestic passengers in the same period.
Philippines AirAsia Inc. was third with 1.19 million domestic passengers. Cebgo and Philippine Airlines served 426,433 and 405,396 domestic passengers, respectively.
Air Juan Aviation Inc. carried 6,834 passengers; AirSwift Transport Inc.,98,176; and Royal Air Charter Service Inc. with 8,328.
The total domestic passenger traffic reached 7.09 million in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, PAL flew 1.93 million international passengers in the first quarter. This was followed by Cebu Pacific with 1.41 million and Philippines AirAsia with 610,274 passengers.