June cargo figures up for Cathay

CATHAY Pacific and Dragonair carried a combined 140,444 tonnes of cargo and mail in June, an increase of 15 per cent on the same month last year.
The cargo and mail load factor rose by 3.2 percentage points to 64.9 per cent.
Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, rose by 10.2 per cent, while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) flown were up by 16 per cent.
For the year to the end of June, tonnage rose by 8.6 per cent while capacity was up by 10.8 per cent and RTKs increased by 12.1 per cent.
Mark Sutch, Cathay’s general manager of cargo sales and marketing, says the upswing in cargo demand seen in May continued through into June, with a surge towards the end of the month as shippers rushed to meet month-end and quarter-end deadlines.
“Demand remained robust out of Hong Kong and Mainland China, particularly on the transpacific lanes,” he adds.
Shipments of perishable items continued to boost load factors out of North America back into Asia, while Europe benefited from higher-yield shipments of specialised products.”
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