Manila dethrones Lisbon as the Worlds 41th Busiest Airport

NAIA Climbs 7 notch higher to claim one of the worlds busiest International Airport
[Editors note: It was previously posted that NAIA was on the 46th list when it was on the 41st. Our apology for the errors. Its now corrected to reflect the actual statistics. Thank you as usual.]
Singapore - Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport became the world 41th busiest airport, and Asia's 10th busiest international airport in terms of number of international flights as more airlines add new schedules out of the country, data from Official Airline Guide (OAG) showed.

London's Heathrow airport remains on the top spot with seat capacity of 803,227 seats offered per week, followed by Paris at 701,654 while Hong Kong, which is Asia's busiest international airport deploying 623,585 seats per week.

International Airlines operating at Manila airport increased its seat capacity from 122,674 seats per week in 1997 to 146,062 seats per week in 2008, dislodging Lisbon airport as the worlds 41th busiest international airport from its old ranking at 48 a year ago.

Meanwhile, Low Cost Carrier Cebu Pacific become the Philippines biggest air transport operator when it flew 1,661 flights per week against 1,647 flights per week of Philippine Airlines in 2008. Both airlines hold the 68 and 69 spot of the world ranking headed by Delta Airlines with 25,279 flights per week.

The Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines declared in February that Cebu Pacific was officially the biggest domestic carrier in the Philippines flying 5.4-million domestic passengers in 2008.

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