Cathay Pacific passenger traffic down 10% in January

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Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a 10% decline in passenger traffic as measured in RPKs for January.

Passenger numbers fell by 7.3% to 2.33 million, says the Oneworld carrier, whose traffic figures include that of its subsidiary Dragonair.

The carrier's capacity as measured in ASKs decreased by 6.3%. Its passenger load factor fell by 3.4 percentage points to 78.5%, adds the airline.

On the cargo front, cargo volumes rose by 14% to 133,000t. The carrier's cargo and mail load factor for January went up by 3.1 percentage points to 63%.

Capacity, as measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometre, increased by 2.4% in the month.