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Cathay Pacific carried less than 600 passengers PER DAY in March

With a 94% drop in passenger demand compared to the previous year Cathay Pacific carried less than 600 passengers per day in March.


Photo: Dimitriy Pichugin

While the airline carried 83,329 tons of cargo, only 18,539 passengers flew in March which is a daily average of 598.


“We only managed to maintain a skeleton schedule in March, operating passenger services to just 18 destinations,” - Ronald Lam Chief Customer and Commercial Officer.


With new crew quarantine measures, the airline was forced to reduce cargo flights, mainly long-haul flights to Europe, the south-west Pacific, and the Americas.


Due to these measures the airline lost 25% cargo capacity in the previous month while freight cost also increased by 20%.


Following the impact of COVID19 on global travel, Cathay Pacific parked 40% of its aircraft from a fleet of 226 last September. The airline experienced a massive downturn in passenger demand.

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