Cathay Pacific passenger numbers up 12% - consolidated traffic highlights in May-2010:
- Passenger numbers: 2.2 million, +12.0% year-on-year;
- Passenger traffic (RPKs): +10.3%;
- Passenger load factor: 81.3%, +5.5 ppts;
- Cargo volume: 158,600 tonnes, +30%. [more]
Cathay Pacific: "Our passenger business held up well in May, despite it traditionally being one of the softer months in the year. Volume and yield improved over the same month in 2009, when our business was being hit hard by the economic downturn and regional flights were affected by the swine flu outbreak. The China network in particular performed well, boosted by Shanghai Expo demand. Although still below pre-crisis levels, the pick-up in demand in our premium cabins continued last month and the overall outlook for the summer peak still remains solid,” Tim Owen, General Manager Revenue Management. Source: Cathay Pacific, 10-Jun-2010.