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Cathay Pacific passenger numbers up 7% in Jul-2013, cargo down 2%

21-Aug-2013 11:25 AM

Cathay Pacific reports (20-Aug-2013) the following traffic highlights in Jul-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.7 million, +6.9% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.9%;
    • China: +9.5%;
    • Northeast Asia:+12.9%;
    • Southeast Asia: +6.0%;
    • India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka: -0.4%;
    • South West Pacific & South Africa: +6.4%;
    • North America: -4.2%;
    • Europe: +11.6%;
  • Passenger load factor: 85%, +3.9 ppts;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +0.1%;
  • Cargo volume: 122,920 tonnes, -1.9%;
  • Cargo load factor: 60.3%, -4.4 ppts;
  • Flights: 6175, +6.2%. [more – original PR]

Cathay Pacific: “We enjoyed a strong start to the summer peak period, with good loads on major long-haul routes and also to the key holiday destinations within the region. However, the comparison with last year is distorted by the effect of Severe Typhoon Vicente, which had a major impact on our operations in July 2012. The Economy cabins were particularly busy last month; demand in the premium cabins was generally weaker, but in line with our expectations for the summer peak,” James Tong, Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management. Source: Company statement, 20-Aug-2013.