Cathay Pacific passenger traffic down 2% in March

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Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a 2% decline in passenger traffic as measured in RPKs for March.

Passenger numbers rose by 6.7% to 2.55 million, says the Oneworld carrier, whose traffic figures include that of its subsidiary Dragonair.

The carrier's capacity as measured in ASKs decreased by 6.6%. Its passenger load factor increased by 4 percentage points to 83.4%, adds the airline.

Cargo carried declined by 5.3% to 137,000t, while cargo and mail revenue kilometre decreased by 11%. The carrier's cargo and mail load factor for March went down by 1.9 percentage points to 66.4%.

Capacity, as measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometre, decreased by 8.3% in the month.