Cathay and Dragonair continue to suffer

January continued the downward plunge for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair whose combined traffic figures for the month indicated another hefty fall in cargo and mail tonnage. The two airlines carried a total of 101,154 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, down 26 per cent on January 2008, while capacity, measured in available cargo/mail […]


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January continued the downward plunge for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair whose combined traffic figures for the month indicated another hefty fall in cargo and mail tonnage. The two airlines carried a total of 101,154 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, down 26 per cent on January 2008, while capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, fell by 15.9 per cent. The cargo and mail load factor dropped by 4.5 percentage points to 59.1 per cent.