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Cathay sees “very weak” outlook for premium demand, “intensifying yield pressures” in Economy


Cathay Pacific reported just a 2.4% rise in passenger numbers in Jan-09, despite the early Chinese New Year, which brought forward the traditional travel peak. Passenger load factors eased again, by 2.8 ppts to 79.5%, as the airline expanded its capacity (ASKs) by 4.7% year-on-year. [810 words]

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  • Cathay Pacific passenger number growth and cargo volume growth: Feb-08 to Jan-09
  • Cathay Pacific passenger capacity growth by region: Feb-08 to Jan-09
  • Cathay Pacific passenger load factor by region: Feb-08 to Jan-09
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