Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures

Cargo and mail tonnage fell compared to the same month in 2012.


Cathay Pacific Airways


Cathay Pacific has released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for July 2013 that show a year-on-year rise in the number of passengers carried. Cargo and mail tonnage fell compared to the same month in 2012.

The two airlines carried 122,920 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 1.9 per cent compared to July 2012. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 4.4 percentage points to 60.3 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, rose by 6.6 per cent while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres were down by 0.7 per cent. For the year to date, tonnage has fallen by 1.8 per cent compared to a 0.6 per cent capacity decline.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing Mark Sutch said: “Demand was soft out of many of the major airfreight markets last month and once again we saw tonnage and load factor dropping compared to 2012, when business was already weak. The bright spots in our network were the transpacific lanes and demand on intra-Asia routes, particular out of Hanoi and Dhaka. Europe and Japan remain two of the weaker markets at the moment.”