Jul. 17, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd<0293
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, has said Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2.41 million passengers in June, reflecting a Y-o-Y increase of 6.4%.
Passenger load factor for last month reached 82.9%, 1.4 percentage points higher than that in the same period of 2011. Capacity for last month, measured in available seat kilometers or ASKs, increased by 3.5%.
Meanwhile, the two airlines' cargo and mail throughput amounted to 127,700 metric tons, down 5.4% from a year earlier.
Cargo and mail load factor amounted to 65.7%, 1.3 percentage points lower than that in the same month of last year. Capacity, measured in available cargo and mail tone kilometers, decreased 5.2% YoY.
In the first half of this year, Cathay Pacific Airways passenger throughput grew 8.6% than a year earlier, while its cargo and mail throughput dropped 10.1% YoY.