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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for June 2010

12 Jul 2010

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for June 2010 that show significant year-on-year rises in both the number of passengers and amount of cargo and mail carried.

 

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,216,215 passengers in June – up 27.5% on the same month last year. The passenger load factor was 85.4%, a rise of 8.6 percentage points, while capacity for the month, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), was up by 7.7%. In the first half of 2010 the number of passengers carried was up by 8.5% compared to an ASK drop of 0.1%.

 

The two airlines carried a total of 148,520 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, up 19.9% on June last year. The cargo and mail load factor was 75.4%, a rise of 4.1 percentage points, while capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 19.2%. In the first half of the year, tonnage rose by 24.4% compared to a capacity increase of 7.1%.

 

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management Tom Owen said: "Demand in June remained high in the build-up to the summer peak, as we continued to restore capacity that was cut in response to the huge downturn in business in 2009. We enjoyed increases in volumes and yields compared to the previous year across most routes. Premium cabins saw a continuation of the pick-up off a low base in 2009, though volumes still remain below 2008 levels. Overall, we expect to see strong demand throughout July and August, although we view the sustainability of the current robust revenue trends towards the end of the year with a degree of caution.”

 

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales & Marketing James Woodrow said: "We saw some softening in the market in June compared to previous months and the increase in tonnage was only just ahead of the increase in capacity for the month. However, overall demand remained robust out of the key Hong Kong and Shanghai markets, particularly on transpacific routes. The Japan market has also been performing well. In terms of capacity, we have now brought back all parked freighters from the desert, though one Boeing Converted Freighter will transfer to the cargo joint venture with Air China in August.”

CATHAY PACIFIC / DRAGONAIR
COMBINED TRAFFIC
June 2010

% change vs June 2009

Cumulative June 2010

% change
YTD

RPK (000)
China 645,469 64.9% 3,595,293 25.5%
North East Asia 951,957 52.7% 5,679,710 15.3%
South East Asia 959,901 17.7% 5,615,027 5.6%
India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka 710,192 8.3% 4,288,899 13.4%
Europe 1,495,568 7.1% 8,439,770 -2.8%
South West Pacific & South Africa 1,104,947 8.1% 7,391,856 2.1%
North America 2,104,652 19.6% 11,773,085 7.6%
RPK Total (000) 7,972,686 19.6% 46,783,640 6.9%
Passengers carried 2,216,215 27.5% 12,953,548 8.5%
Cargo and mail tonne km (000) 835,723 26.0% 4,783,991 26.3%
Cargo and mail carried (000Kg) 148,520 19.9% 871,585 24.4%
Number of flights 4,794 12.1% 28,325 -0.3%
CATHAY PACIFIC / DRAGONAIR COMBINED CAPACITY
June 2010
% change
vs June 2009

Cumulative
June 2010

% change
YTD

ASK (000)
China 797,563 28.3% 4,643,724 10.7%
North East Asia 1,118,052 12.8% 6,904,601 -4.9%
South East Asia 1,125,183 3.3% 6,811,042 -2.0%
India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka 897,584 5.5% 5,475,418 7.2%
Europe 1,727,420 4.5% 9,837,801 -5.8%
South West Pacific & South Africa 1,418,585 5.1% 9,172,660 0.2%
North America 2,256,210 6.5% 12,835,068 1.6%
ASK Total (000) 9,340,597 7.7% 55,680,314 -0.1%
Passenger load factor 85.4% 8.6pt 84.0% 5.5pt
Available cargo and mail tonne km (000) 1,108,967 19.2% 6,134,786 7.1%
Cargo and mail load factor 75.4% 4.1pt 78.0% 11.8pt
ATK (000) 1,998,074 13.8% 11,435,630 3.6%