Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong's de facto flag carrier has unveiled June 2003 operating statistics.
The company carried 459 627 passengers in June, equivalent to 15321 a day. The number of flights decreased 38.5% to 1337 and passenger load factor fell 7.2% to 70.3%.
Capacity overall fell 38.7%. Most capacity was decreased in North Asia where it fell 61.2%. Capacity in Europe decreased 35.3% and the Pacific and South Africa and South East Asia and Middle East regions saw a 33.2% and 33% fall in capacity respectively.
RPK fell a massive 44.5% decreasing by 71% in North Asia. European RPK fell 45.2% while South East Asia and Middle East and Pacific and South Africa regions saw a 39.9% and 35.9% fall in RPK respectively.
63 599 000kg of freight was carried - down 13%. Revenue tonne kilometre fell 8.3% and capacity for cargo fell 8.6%. Load factor however increased 0.2% to 74.2% year on year.
"For any airline to carry less than half the number of passengers it did a year ago would, under almost any other circumstances, be utterly devastating," said Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management, Sales and Distribution Ian Shiu.
More and complete information at the Cathay Pacific website