Cathay Pa­cific to dou­ble daily flights from Delhi to Hong Kong

Cargo Talk - - Success & Achievements -

Cathay Pa­cific Air­ways on March 12, 2014, an­nounced its fresh Delhi sched­ules to of­fer dou­ble daily non­stop flights to Hong Kong, ef­fec­tive March 31, 2014. The first flight from Delhi ar­rives at Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Air­port at 0700 and the sec­ond flight at 0925, giv­ing seam­less con­nec­tions to des­ti­na­tions such as North Amer­ica, Aus­tralia, Ja­pan, Korea, China and the Philip­pines of­fered by Cathay Pa­cific and its sis­ter air­line, Drag­o­nair. Both non-stop ser­vices are op­er­ated by Cathay Pa­cific’s fleet of A330 air­craft.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence in New Delhi Cathay Pa­cific of­fi­cials also un­veiled the per­for­mance of the air­line for the year 2013. The Group’s cargo rev­enue in 2013 was HK$23,663 mil­lion, a de­cline of 3.6 per cent com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year. Yield for Cathay Pa­cific and Drag­o­nair de­creased by 4.1 per cent to HK$2.32. Ca­pac­ity in­creased by 1.7 per cent but the load fac­tor fell by 2.4 per­cent­age points to 61.8 per cent. Ca­pac­ity was ad­justed in line with de­mand through­out 2013 and more cargo was car­ried in the bel­lies of pas­sen­ger air­craft in or­der to re­duce costs.

The facts show the Group’s cargo busi­ness has been ad­versely af­fected by weak de­mand since April 2011. There was some re­cov­ery in busi­ness dur­ing the last three months of 2013, though busi­ness was still weaker than the same pe­riod of 2012. The air­line’s new cargo ter­mi­nal at Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Air­port be­came fully op­er­a­tional in Oc­to­ber 2013 and will al­low the Air­line to im­prove ef­fi­ciency and to re­duce costs in the long term.

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