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19 Apr 2001
Cathay Pacific releases March traffic figures

Cathay Pacific Airways carried 1,043,117 passengers in March, a rise of 8.4% over the same month in 2000. The passenger load factor remained relatively stable at 73%. Over the first three months of the year, Cathay Pacific has carried 2.9 million passengers, up 4.2% compared to the same period last year.

In contrast to passenger operations, the amount of cargo carried in March declined by 4.4% to 65,524 tonnes. During the first quarter, Cathay Pacific transported 171,008 tonnes of cargo, 0.4% lower than in the first quarter of 2000.

General Manager Network Revenue Ian Shiu said: "We are seeing a relatively good performance from our passenger operations especially on our Asian routes. Cargo is more of a concern as we have seen signs of softening demand for Hong Kong exports. While the yield for passenger operations has remained steady, cargo yields and load factor have both weakened."


Cathay Pacific Airways
Corporate Communication Department