Cargo volume up, passenger traffic down for Cathay Pacific in May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways has released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2016.


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The two airlines carried 161,743 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 4.1 percentage points to 66.3 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 1.2 percent while Air Cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased by 8.0 percent. In the first five months of 2017, the tonnage rose by 11.3 percent against a 1.8 percent increase in capacity and an 8.4 percent increase in RTKs.