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Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair traffic figures for June 2012 showed another drop in cargo and mail tonnage.

The sister airlines from Hong Kong carried 127,698 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 5.4 percent compared to June 2011, an online Cathay Pacific statement said.

The cargo and mail load factor was down by 1.3 percentage points to 65.7 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, decreased by 5.2 percent, while cargo and mail tonne kilometers flown dropped by 7.1 percent. For the year to date, tonnage declined by 10.1 percent against a capacity drop of 4.3 percent.

“The fall in cargo tonnage was not as sharp as in previous months in 2012, but that reflects the weakness of the cargo market at the same time last year,” said James Woodrow, Cathay Pacific general manager for cargo sales and marketing.

“Traffic within the Asia Pacific region continued to hold up well while the transpacific routes were spurred by the shipment of cherries from the US. Given the continued weakness of the market, our priority remains to manage capacity in line with demand,” he added.


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