Cathay Pacific passenger traffic down 2% in May

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Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a 2.3% fall in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for May.

Passenger numbers dropped by 0.8% to 2.34 million, says the Oneworld carrier, whose traffic figures include that of its subsidiary, Dragonair.

The carrier's capacity as measured in ASKs decreased by 3%. Its passenger load factor grew by 0.5 percentage points to 79%, the airline adds.

The amount of cargo and mail carried fell by 1.5% to 122,000t, while the carrier's cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometre decreased by 2%. The carrier's cargo and mail load factor for May went down by 1.2 percentage points to 61.1%.

Capacity, as measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometre, went down by 0.1% in the month.