Cargo volume increases for Cathay Pacific in May
June 20, 2018: Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have carried 175,074 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 8.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to recently released traffic figures by Cathay Pacific Group.
Capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometres (AFTKs), was up by 3.8 percent while cargo and mail revenue freight tonne kilometres (RFTKs) increased by 7.4 percent. In the first five months of 2018, the tonnage rose by 7.9 percent against a 4.5 percent increase in capacity and a 7.7 percent increase in RFTKs.
The two airlines carried a total of 2,827,634 passengers last month – a drop of 0.8 percent compared to May 2017. In the first five months of 2018, the number of passenger carried grew by 1.4 percent while capacity increased by 3 percent.
Ronald Lam, director Commercial and Cargo, Cathay Pacific said: “In terms of cargo, we had stable uplift in May. Higher transshipment flow across the network helped improve our load factor, while yield also strengthened. Our new European routes to Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin were all launched smoothly and are performing in line with our expectations.”