, Hong Kong

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.

Follow the link for more news on

Join Hong Kong Business community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!


Lodes flips the switch at new Hong Kong office to turn on creative minds
With the vision of growing business and diversifying its influence, Lodes sets forth to bring Italian artistry into the Asia-Pacific region.
HKEX cuts paper use, document requirements in revamped listing regime
Despite eliminating signatures, the streamlined listing process imposes new legal advice requirements for accountability and integrity in submissions.