Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways reported combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair cargo volume in December 2012 was 146,897 metric tons, rising 3.4 percent compared with December 2011.
The cargo and mail load factor fell by 0.4 percentage points to 67.4 percent in December 2012. Capacity, measured in available cargo-mail metric ton kilometers, rose by 1.0 percent, while cargo and mail revenue metric ton kilometers increased by 0.4 percent.
For the year 2012, tonnage declined by 5.3 percent and capacity dropped by 3.1 percent.
“December was the fourth month in a row that we saw year-over-year growth in tonnage,” said James Woodrow, Cathay Pacific’s general manager of cargo sales and marketing, in a written statement.