Cathay Pacific surpasses 10 million passengers carried in 2023

Cathay Pacific surpasses 10 million passengers carried in 2023

Friday, 20 Sep, 2023 0

Cathay Pacific’s passenger traffic recovery continues.

The Hong Kong carrier has carried over 10 million passengers so far this year.

It released monthly passenger traffic performance figures for August, carrying nearly 1.8 million last month.

It was a 600% rise compared to a year ago.

The month’s revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased 342.8% year on year.

Passenger load factor was up 19.4% to 88%, while capacity increased by 244.9% year on year.

Cathay carried 116,919 tonnes of cargo last month, up 11.5%.

Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Lavinia Lau said: “Travel demand remained strong as we entered the second month of the traditional peak summer season.”

“We continued to increase frequencies to cater for the strong demand. Newly resumed flights serving Johannesburg received positive response.”

“In the first half of the month, there was high demand for leisure travel to short-haul destinations.

Cathay also saw increased demand for outbound travel from Japan to HK and onward destinations in Asia and Europe in mid-August.

Cathay also cited ‘a notable increase in student travel’ to Canada, the US and the UK from Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland.


Learn more about :   Cathay Pacific ( United Kingdom )  



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