Cathay Pacific benefits from gadget launches

Cathay Pacific Airways combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for September 2014 show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2013.


Cathay Pacific benefits from gadget launches


Cathay Pacific Airways combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for September 2014 show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the amount of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2013.

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried147,307 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 14.5 per cent compared to September 2013.

Th e cargo and mail load factor rose by 2.9 percentage points to 62.2 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/ mail tonne kilometres, rose by 10.8 per cent while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) fl own were up by 16.3 per cent. For the year to the end of September, tonnage rose by 11.7 per cent while capacity was up 11.3 per cent and RTKs increased by 14.5 per cent.

Cathay Pacific GM cargo sales & marketing Mark Sutch said: “Demand out of Hong Kong and the key manufacturing regions in Mainland China and Southeast Asia continued to be strong in September, with traffic spurred by the launch of new consumer IT products in the market. Demand on the North American lanes remained strong and the Americas will remain the key focus of our cargo business as we move deeper into the peak season for airfreight. Demand to and from Europe continued to fall short of expectations.”