Jump to main content
We maken op deze website gebruik van cookies om u de best mogelijke ervaring te geven.
Lees meer over cookies. Door verder te gaan, gaat u akkoord met het gebruik van cookies op onze website.
U hebt cookies uitgeschakeld voor deze website .
We adviseren u om cookies in te schakelen voor een optimale gebruikerservaring.

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for September 2017

19 Oct 2017

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

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 2,639,559 passengers last month – a decrease of 1.2% compared to September 2016. The passenger load factor dropped 2.3 percentage points to 81.0%, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 2.4%. In the first nine months of 2017, the number of passenger carried increased by 0.1% while capacity rose by 2.0%.

 

The two airline s carried 177,691 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 9.6% compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 3.1 percentage points to 68.1%. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, was up by 2.6% while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased by 7.5%. In the first nine months of 2017, the tonnage rose by 11.6% against a 3.2% increase in capacity and a 9.3% increase in RTKs.

Cathay Pacific Director Commercial and Cargo Ronald Lam said: “Strong frontend momentum proved to be the driver for our passenger business in September, which was a result of growing demand for business traffic. After a generally lacklustre start, which was reflected by a low load factor, backend demand steadily increased and was strong in the lead up to the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday week in early October. Headwinds in the form of revenue decline persisted in several of our key long-haul markets, although our routes to Japan proved particularly popular, with a significant increase in demand recorded.

“Meanwhile, the performance of our cargo business remained robust. We ramped up our freighter capacity on transpacific, India and China routes to commensurate with growing demand, and also added a charter operation to the United States. Tonnage growth was well ahead of capacity growth, with a commendable load factor achieved on both long-haul routes as well as regional services. The week of 17-23 September saw us break the company’s all time weekly uplift tonnage record. A high freight load factor has also helped to underpin a sustained recovery in cargo yields.”

 

 

CATHAY PACIFIC / CATHAY DRAGON COMBINED TRAFFIC

SEP

% Change

Cumulative

%

Change

 

2017

VS SEP 16

 

SEP 2017

 

YTD

 

RPK (000)

 

 

 

 

 - Mainland China

716,078

-1.7%

6,845,910

-0.2%

 - North East Asia

1,130,351

-1.3%

11,758,539

1.4%

 - South East Asia

1,301,189

-2.5%

13,145,054

-2.6%

- India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka

550,861

-5.3%

5,257,721

-5.9%

 - South West Pacific & South Africa

1,378,008

1.0%

12,769,300

-0.5%

 - North America

2,536,634

-5.1%

25,989,035

0.1%

 - Europe

2,257,846

8.1%

19,149,028

13.7%

RPK Total (000)

9,870,967

-0.4%

94,914,587

1.9%

Passengers carried

2,639,559

-1.2%

25,999,652

0.1%

Cargo and mail revenue tonne km (000)

991,734

7.5%

8,431,688

9.3%

Cargo and mail carried (000kg)

177,691

9.6%

1,495,322

11.6%

Number of flights

6,473

0.6%

59,778

0.9%

 

CATHAY PACIFIC / CATHAY DRAGON COMBINED CAPACITY

SEP

% Change

Cumulative

%

Change

 

2017

VS SEP 16

 

SEP 2017

YTD

 

ASK (000)

 

 

 

 

 - Mainland China

990,821

0.7%

8,812,408

1.3%

 - North East Asia

1,405,388

-6.9%

14,175,880

-2.7%

 - South East Asia

1,665,597

-1.2%

15,669,327

-1.7%

- India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka

678,086

-10.2%

6,305,265

-9.3%

 - South West Pacific & South Africa

1,621,148

3.9%

15,037,508

2.5%

 - North America

3,220,815

5.5%

30,477,609

2.8%

 - Europe

2,601,181

10.6%

21,493,101

11.7%

ASK Total (000)

12,183,036

2.4%

111,971,098

2.0%

Passenger load factor

81.0%

-2.3pt

84.8%

-0.1pt

Available cargo/mail tonne km (000)

1,455,981

2.6%

12,649,658

3.2%

Cargo and mail load factor

68.1%

3.1pt

66.7%

3.8pt

ATK (000)

2,614,470

2.5%

23,296,305

2.7%