Analysis: A growing market in the Philippines

With Routes Asia heading to Cebu in the Philippines in 2019, Routesonline looks at some of the key facts and figures shaping the Southeast Asian country’s market.

With Routes Asia heading to Cebu in the Philippines in 2019 - and two years after the event was held in Manila - Routesonline looks at some of the key facts and figures shaping the Southeast Asian country’s market.

 The data is all supplied by OAG Aviation using its OAG Schedules Analyser tool.

Philippines’ domestic and international capacity (2008-2017):

The number of domestic and international departure seats has more than doubled over the past decade, according to analysis of published OAG schedules. Domestic capacity has risen from 15.8 million departure seats in 2008 to 32.4 million last year, while international capacity has grown from 8.4 million to almost 17.3 million over the same period.

Top ten domestic airlines in the Philippines (2017):

A total of 14 airlines offered domestic flights in the Philippines in 2017, with low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific accounting for a 45 percent capacity share of the market. Flag carrier Philippine Airlines ranked second in terms of available departure seats with almost 10.2 million, giving it a capacity share of 31.4 percent.

Top ten international airlines from the Philippines (2017):

Sixty-two carriers offered international flights out of the Philippines in 2017. As with domestic services, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific ranked as the top two carriers for capacity. However, Philippine Airlines topped the list with almost 5.1 million available international departure seats, accounting for 29.4 percent of the market.

Top ten international airports from the Philippines (2017):

The main international destinations for flights from the Philippines are to Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong, which each had capacities of more than 2.1 million departure seats in 2017, equivalent to about 6,000 seats per day. Singapore Changi ranked third with almost 1.8 million seats, with Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan fourth. Tokyo Narita completed the top five with a 5.6 percent capacity share.


Routes Asia 2018

Routes Asia 2019
Cebu, Philippines • 10 - 12 March 2019

Routes Asia is the only route development event dedicated to the Asia Pacific region. Attracting senior decision makers from the region's air service development community, Routes Asia provides the perfect platform to expand your connections and discuss route development opportunities. Register your place today and join the region's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers in Cebu. 

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