Cathay’s cargo business at fast pace
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for July, 2017, show an increase in cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month in 2016. The two airlines carried 179,691 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 13.7 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 4.0 percentage points to 68.7 per cent. Capacity measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres was up by 4.5 per cent while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) increased by 11 per cent. In the first seven months of 2017, the tonnage rose by 11.9 per cent against a 2.6 per cent increase in capacity and a 9.2 per cent increase in RTKs.