European routes boost Cathay Pacific traffic in July

posted on 20th August 2018 by Justin Burns
European routes boost Cathay Pacific traffic in July

Cathay Pacific Group has reported that its two airlines Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon combined carried a total of 3,152,973 passengers last month – an increase of 1.1 per cent compared to July 2017.

The passenger load factor eased slightly to 86.7 per cent, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), increased by 2.8 per cent.

In the first seven months of 2018, the number of passengers carried grew by 1.8 per cent to 20.6 million, while capacity increased by 3.1 per cent.

Cathay Pacific director for commercial and cargo, Ronald Lam said: “Although July is traditionally one of the slower months in terms of business travel, we observed strong demand for our premium cabins during the period. There were also improved yields in the economy cabin, particularly on short haul routes.

“Traffic on our European routes remained particularly strong, with our new flights to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen continuing to build up momentum during the summer peak.”