Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for March 2014.
New York (USAsian Network Business & Industry News) Tue, Apr
15, 2014 - Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific
and Dragonair traffic figures for March 2014 that show passenger numbers
increasing compared to last year, but failing to keep pace with the
capacity rise, while a double-digit increase in cargo and mail tonnage
was recorded. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,600,590
passengers in March a an increase of 2.0% compared to the same month
last year. The passenger load factor fell by 1.1 percentage points to
82.3%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs),
increased by 5.7%. In the first quarter of 2014, the passenger volume
rose by 4.3% compared to a 4.0% increase in capacity. The two airlines
carried 155,352 tonnes of cargo and mail in March, an increase of 13.8%
compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor
rose by 0.3 percentage points to 66.7%. Capacity, measured in available
cargo/mail tonne kilometres, rose by 18.8% while cargo and mail revenue
tonne kilometres flown were up by 19.3%. In the first quarter of 2014,
tonnage rose by 3.9% against a capacity increase of 9.2%.
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