Traffic growth of 6.4% in March at Cathay Pacific

posted on 19th April 2018 by Jordan Newton
Traffic growth of 6.4% in March at Cathay Pacific

The Cathay Pacific Group carried a total of 3,034,883 million passengers last month – an increase of 6.4 per cent compared to March 2017.

This was the combined numbers for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon.

The passenger load factor increased 2.4 percentage points to 85.2 per cent, while capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs) increased by 4.1 per cent.

In the first three months of 2018, the number of passenger carried grew by three per cent to 8,751,031 million while capacity increased by 3.8 per cent.

Cathay Pacific director of commercial and cargo, Ronald Lam said: “Our frontend performance continued to be robust in March. Back-end demand from major sales areas, including Hong Kong, was boosted by the Easter holiday falling towards the end of the period.

“On the back of strong demand on long-haul routes, we added capacity to destinations in Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom. Strong traffic into and out of Hong Kong and favourable currency trends contributed to overall yield improvements.