Cathay Pacific passenger traffic down 7% in April

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Cathay Pacific Airways has posted a 7% decline in passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, for April.

Passenger numbers dropped by 2.6% to 2.46 million, says the Oneworld carrier, whose traffic figures include that of its subsidiary Dragonair.

The carrier's capacity as measured in ASKs decreased by 4.8%. Its passenger load factor declined by 1.9 percentage points to 81.2%, adds the airline.

The amount of cargo and mail carried fell by 0.6% to 124,000t, while the carrier's cargo and mail revenue kilometre fell by 2.4%. The carrier's cargo and mail load factor for April went down by 2.5 percentage points to 60.8%.

Capacity, as measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometre, grew by 1.5% in the month.