Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Q1 surge for Cathay as tonnage and load factor up

Cathay Pacific Airways posted impressive numbers for March and in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 as tonnage grew strongly and other figures were up. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon combined carried 181,189 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 15.4 per cent compared to the corresponding month in 2016. The cargo and […]

3.1% rise in tonnage in 2016 for Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair combined saw tonnage rise by 3.1 per cent in 2016 to 1.85 million tonnes on 2015. The two Hong Kong operators’ combined cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased 0.8 per cent to 10.6 billion, capacity rose 0.6 per cent to 16.5 billion, while the load factor for last year was […]

Air China Cargo bans shark fin cargo

Air China Cargo has become the first mainland Chinese carrier to ban the transportation of shark fin as cargo as says it wants to play a role in a “more sustainable world”. More than 30 airlines have now joined the ban globally as the pressure has been growing on them to impose the ban on the […]

Strong exports help Cathay Pacific grow 4.6% in November

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair’s cargo and mail volumes grew 4.6 per cent in November helped by strong exports and more ocean-to-air conversions. The two airlines carried 167,520 tonnes of cargo and mail in November, and the load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points to 68.1 per cent. Capacity in available tonne kilometres was down 1.9 […]

Tonnage uplift of 5.3% for Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways has posted an increase in the amount of cargo and mail uplifted in October compared to the same month last year. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined carried 172,385 tonnes of cargo and mail in October, a year-on-year (YOY) rise of 5.3 per cent on October 2015. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points […]

Strong September for Cathay as tonnage up 7.1%

Cathay Pacific Airways had a strong September as Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a combined 162,116 tonnes of cargo and mail, a year-on-year (YOY) surge of 7.1 per cent on the amount handled in the same month in 2015. The cargo and mail load factor also rose by 2.6 percentage points to 65 per cent […]

Strong exports and freighters to North America help Cathay Pacific grow

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair cargo and mail volumes grew by 3.8 per cent in August with strong demand to North America and growing exports from Hong Kong and China. The two airlines handled 153,733 tonnes in August with the load factor increasing by 2.7 percentage points to 63.3 per cent as capacity in available tonne […]

Revenue slump for Cathay Pacific in first half of 2016

Cathay Pacific Cargo

The Cathay Pacific Group’s cargo revenue plunged 17.2 per cent in the first half of 2016 due to falling yields – compared to the same period last year reaching $9,415 million Hong Kong (HK) dollars ($1.2 billion). Cargo capacity of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair increased by 0.6 per cent while the load factor decreased by […]

Cargo boost in June at Cathay Pacific but yields decline

Cathay Pacific Airways has seen a surge in the amount of cargo and mail uplifted in June compared to the same month last year. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined handled 151,130 tonnes of cargo and mail in June, an increase of 7.1 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail […]

May tonnage fall for Cathay

Cathay Pacific Airways has seen a fall in cargo and mail tonnage in May, while it says yields remain under “intense pressure”. The carrier and its low-cost arm Dragonair combined, carried 145,102 tonnes of cargo and mail in the month, which was a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared to the same month last year. […]

IT products from China boost Cathay, despite March fall

Cathay Pacific Airways saw a marginal decrease in the volume of cargo and mail it uplifted in March – but it saw better demand in the month. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined carried 157,006 tonnes of cargo and mail in March, a drop of 0.4 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo […]

January increase for Cathay Pacific despite overcapacity fears

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair saw cargo volumes increase slightly in January by 0.3 per cent to 147,690 tonnes helped by a pre-Chinese New Year boost, though overcapacity fears continue. The cargo load factor fell by 1.8 percentage points to 61.6 per cent with available tonne kilometres up four per cent to just under 2.6 billion. […]

Dragonair to be rebranded Cathay Dragon

Dragonair is to be rebranded Cathay Dragon to bring its brand closer to Cathay Pacific. As well as a name change, Cathay Dragon will receive a new logo retaining the distinctive red of Dragonair, and livery with the brushwing on the tail, similar to Cathay Pacific. The livery will be debuted on an Airbus A330-300 […]

Cathay Pacific posts 3% tonnage fall in November

Cathay Pacific Airways carried 160,120 tonnes of cargo and mail in November, a three per cent fall compared to the same month last year – as overall demand fell short of expectations. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 1.4 percentage points to 67 per cent, and capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, […]

Indian market boosts Cathay Pacific in October

Cathay Pacific Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways has seen cargo and mail volumes rise by 4.6 per cent in October compared to the same month in 2014 – with traffic boosted by freight to and from India. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined handled 163,733 tonnes of cargo and mail in October, while the cargo and mail load factor rose by 1.4 percentage points […]

Cathay Pacific sees growth return after mid-year slowdown

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair have seen growth of 2.8 per cent in September to 151,358 tonnes, and is expecting seasonal growth in October and November, following three months of slow growth. The increase in September followed growth of less than one per cent in June, July and August. Both June and July saw year-on-year (YOY) […]

Cathay Pacific sees volumes increase but load factor fall

Cathay Pacific Cargo

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair have seen cargo volumes increase by 0.8 per cent in August to 148,109 tonnes but the load factor has fallen to 60.6 per cent due to weak demand. The Hong Kong based carriers have seen year-on-year (YOY) growth in every month of 2015, but it has slowed to less than one […]