Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon see increased cargo liftings in the new year

The latest combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2017 show an increase in both the volume of cargo and mail uplifted and number of passengers carried compared to the same month of 2016.

The two airlines carried 151,133 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 2.3 per cent compared to January 2016. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 0.3 percentage points to 61.9 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 0.5 per cent while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased by 1 per cent.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing, Mr Mark Sutch, said: "We got off to a solid start in 2017. Tonnage grew ahead of capacity and showed an increase over the same month last year. We saw a good rebound in demand from Hong Kong, Mainland China and various key Asian markets. Yield was sustained through a better mix of priority and special shipments. There was also robust demand for fresh produce and seafood across the network. We operated a number of extra-sector freighters to the Americas, Europe and India in January, while cutting back on capacity in February to adapt to Chinese New Year’s January start."

Source : Exim News Service - Hong Kong, Feb. 16


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