Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for November 2012 showed an increase of 6.3 per cent compared to November 2011, but was short of the tonnage achieved in November 2010. The two carriers carried 140,824 tonnes of cargo and mail in November. However, the cargo and mail load factor fell by 1.4 percentage points to 63.9 per cent. For the year to date, tonnage declined by 6.1 per cent against a capacity drop of 3.5 per cent.
James Woodrow, Cathay’s general manager, cargo sales and marketing commented that though there was “the recent upturn in demand, we have not seen the kind of sustained year-end peak we saw in previous years”.