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Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for December 2014 that show a notable increase in both the number of passengers carried and the cargo and mail tonnage uplifted compared to the same month in 2013.

The two airlines carried 156,603 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 12.2% compared to December the previous year. The cargo and mail load factor rose by 4.9 percentage points to 68.2%. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, rose by 6.6% while cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometres (RTKs) flown were up by 15.0%. For 2014 as a whole, tonnage rose by 12.0% while capacity was up 10.4% and RTKs increased by 14.8%.

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