JAL sees cargo fortunes rise in Q1

The JAL Group (JAL) has announced its volume of international cargo in terms of Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres (RCTK) in the first quarter (1 April to 30 June 2015) increased by 9.4 per cent year-on-year and international cargo revenue increased by 5.1 per cent to 14.7 billion yen (US$117.8 million).


The JAL Group (JAL) has announced its volume of international cargo in terms of Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres (RCTK) in the first quarter (1 April to 30 June 2015) increased by 9.4 per cent year-on-year and international cargo revenue increased by 5.1 per cent to 14.7 billion yen (US$117.8 million).

On the international cargo front, JAL noted that as special shipments from Japan to North America owing to the US west coast port strike showed signs of returning to normal, the group “improved revenue management to efficiently capture transit shipments in order to steadily secure shipments and maximise revenues.”

In domestic cargo operations, shipments of parcels were “steady and strong,” it said. As a result, the volume of domestic cargo during the reporting period when measured in RCTK increased by 9.7 per cent from the same period a year earlier, but domestic cargo revenue was 5.7 billion yen, or down by 0.5 per cent from the previous year, due to what JAL said was “intensifying competition”.