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Cathay Pacific’s passenger count soars 98.3% YoY in October

This number, however, is a 97.2% decrease vs the October 2019 record.

Cathay Pacific’s passenger count soared 98.3% year-on-year (YoY) in October to 76,430.

The airline also saw YoY double-digit increases in its revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) (95%), capacity measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) (19.9%), and its passenger load factor which increased 11.4 percentage points to 29.6%.

Records for October 2021, however, all represent a decrease when compared to October 2019’s figures or the pre-pandemic levels.

In particular, passenger count crashed by 97.2%, RPK was down 96.1%, and ASK declined by 89.9%.

Meanwhile, the airline’s cargo also fared well for the month.

Cathay Pacific said it was able to carry 136,949 tonnes of cargo for the month which is a 19.8% increase compared to the same month last year. 

The airline's cargo revenue tonne-kilometres, cargo load factor capacity measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres, and cargo load factor were also up in October, increasing by 21%, 15.2%, and 4 percentage points to 82.9%, respectively.

Overall, the airline managed to operate approximately 10% of its pre-pandemic passenger capacity, and 70% of its pre-pandemic cargo capacity when compared to October 2019.

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