Jump to main content
Procuramos ofrecerle la mejor experiencia posible, pero también deseamos respetar su privacidad. Al hacer clic en “Acepto”, usted está de acuerdo con nuestro uso de cookies, que nos ayuda a proporcionarle una información más personalizada. Si desea desactivar esta función u obtener más información sobre nuestra política, consulte nuestra Política de cookies. Muchas gracias.

Cathay Pacific releases February 2003 traffic figures

18 Mar 2003


Cathay Pacific Airways today released traffic figures for the month of February 2003 that reflected seasonal swings in business influenced by the shifting date of the Chinese New Year.

In February 2003, Cathay Pacific carried 974,108 passengers, 3.3 percent up on the same month a year ago yet down from 1,084,481 passengers carried in January 2003. The passenger load factor slipped 4.2 percentage points from February 2002 because Cathay Pacific now has more aircraft in service than it did this time last year.

At the same time, Cathay Pacific carried 62,155 tonnes of cargo, down from 68,226 tonnes in January but up 4.7 percent from February 2002.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales and Distribution Ian Shiu said: "It is always difficult to make meaningful year-on-year comparisons at this time because of the Chinese New Year ¡V a peak travel time. If you average out both January and February figures we are still maintaining good positive growth, although First and Business Class loads are still down."

Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Kenny Tang said: "Volume at the start of the month was affected by the holidays ¡V traditionally a slack period for cargo ¡V yet picked up later in the month on all trunk routes. Year to date we have achieved 6.5 growth in terms of tonnage carried, which is a satisfactory result."

Full February 2003 figures are on the following page.
TRAFFIC Feb 2003 % change
vs Feb 02
Cumulative
Feb 2003
Cumulative
Feb 2002
% change
RPK (000)
- Europe 804,229 2.6%1,777,533 1,631,026 9.0%
- Pacific and South Africa 1,707,127 16.9% 3,811,322 3,211,117 18.7%
- North Asia 620,408 -0.6% 1,295,656 1,195,922 8.3%
- Southeast Asia and Middle East 781,175 3.3% 1,629,529 1,522,880 7.0%
RPK Total (000) 3,912,940 8.0% 8,514,041 7,560,945 12.6%
Pax carried 974,108 3.3% 2,058,589 1,904,148 8.1%
Cargo and mail tonne km (000) 359,854 4.1%750,929 705,627 6.4%
Freight carried (000 kg) 62,155 4.7% 130,381 122,392 6.5%
Number of flights 2,246 10.6% 4,740 10,811 12.2%

CAPACITY Feb 2003 % change
vs Feb 02
Cumulative
Feb 2003
Cumulative
Feb 2002
% change
ASK (000)
- Europe 1,025,802 3.6%2,173,192 2,075,890 4.7%
- Pacific and South Africa 2,204,511 28.5% 4,692,751 3,787,700 23.9%
- North Asia 904,173 4.9% 1,892,551 1,744,915 8.5%
- Southeast Asia and Middle East 1,141,494 8.2% 2,400,409 2,207,519 8.7%
ASK Total (000) 5,275,981 14.1% 11,158,903 9,816,023 13.7%
Passenger load factor 74.2% -4.2pt 76.3% 77.0% -0.7pt
Available cargo/mail tonne km (000) 566,499 12.3% 1,220,275 1,058,929 15.2%
Cargo and mail load factor 63.5% -5.0pt 61.5% 66.6% -5.1pt
ATK(000) 1,068,362 13.1% 2,281,813 1,992,750 14.5%