Cathay Pacific pax up 6% with slightly increased load factor in Aug-2018, Europe pax up 15%

    Cathay Pacific reported (18-Sep-2018) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2018:

    • Passengers: 3.3 million, +6.4% year-on-year;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +5.9%;
      • Europe: +15.4%;
      • Northeast Asia: +9.5%;
      • China: +8.8%;
      • India, Middle East, Pakistan & Sri Lanka: +5.3%;
      • Southeast Asia: +4.6%;
      • South West Pacific & South Africa: +1.0%;
      • North America: -0.7%;
    • Passenger load factor: 87.1%, +0.8ppt;
    • Capacity (ASKs): +4.9%;
    • Cargo: 187,644 tonnes, +8.9%;
    • Cargo load factor: 68.4%, +2.9ppts;
    • Flights: 7136, +4.5%.