Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2012
Cathay Pacific Airways has released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for April 2012 that show passenger numbers growing year on year against another drop in cargo and mail tonnage.
Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,522,378 passengers in April, an increase of 11.7 per cent on the same month in 2011, while the passenger load factor rose by 2.8 percentage points to 83.1 per cent. Capacity for the month, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), was up by 8.2 per cent. For the year to date, passenger numbers have risen by 9.7 per cent compared to a capacity increase of 8.5 per cent.
The two airlines carried 124,531 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 11.0 per cent compared to April 2011. The cargo and mail load factor was down by 5.0 percentage points to 63.3 per cent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, decreased by 6.8 per cent, while cargo and mail tonne kilometres flown dropped by 13.7 per cent. For the first four months, tonnage has declined by 10.7 per cent against a capacity drop of 3.3 per cent.