Cathay Pacific pax up 2% in 2018, growth led by Europe market

    Cathay Pacific reported (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 3.1 million, +1.8% year-on-year;
      • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +4.9%;
        • South Asia, Middle East & Africa: +11.2%;
        • Europe: +9.6%;
        • Northeast Asia: +5.6%;
        • South West Pacific: +3.7%;
        • Southeast Asia: +3.7%;
        • North America: +3.2%;
        • China: -2.6%;
      • Passenger load factor: 83.8%, -0.8ppt;
      • Capacity (ASKs): +5.8%;
      • Cargo: 182,863 tonnes, -4.9%;
      • Cargo load factor: 67.7%, -4.2ppts;
      • Flights: 7135, +2.2%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Passengers: 35.5 million, +1.9% year-on-year;
      • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +3.1%;
        • Europe: +9.2%;
        • Northeast Asia: +2.3%;
        • China: +1.8%;
        • South West Pacific: +1.6%;
        • North America: +1.5%;
        • South Asia, Middle East & Africa: +1.4%;
        • Southeast Asia: +1.3%;
      • Passenger load factor: 84.1%, -0.3ppt;
      • Capacity (ASKs): +3.5%;
      • Cargo: 2.2 million tonnes, +4.7%;
      • Cargo load factor: 68.8%, +1.0ppts;
      • Flights: 81,711, +1.8%.