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Delta Air Lines wants to renew permit to continue operations in Philippines for another 5 years

Leading U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines wants to continue its flights services into Philippines for another five years. The airline recently indicated that has approached the Civil Aeronautics Board of Philippines with its request.

Delta Air Lines in a statement said that it is seeking to renew its permit for a period of another five years in order to continue with its plans to sell air tickets and operate flights services in the Philippines.

Civil Aeronautics Board documents also revealed that Delta Air Lines had filed a petition with CAB for renewing its Foreign Air Carriers Permit to operate scheduled air transport services internationally. The airline filed petition with CAB on August 22, 2012. The petition is scheduled for hearing on September 18, 2012 at CAB’s office in Pasay City.

Delta Air Lines had to submit its application to CAB seeking the renewal of its permit because it expired in July this year. Currently, Delta Air Lines operates daily flights from Manila to New York and Detroit.

The airline also stated that its passenger traffic in the Philippines increased 7.22 percent to 101,859 in Q1 2012 from 94,996 as compared to the same period in 2011.