DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

  A ten-year contract went into effect today that puts DHL Supply Chain in charge of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of aircraft service parts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKA).  The contract will see DHL Supply Chain take overall responsibility for the storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of 80,000 […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2017

Cathay facing cargo disruptions from Super Typhoon Meranti

The Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Cargo canceled flights and delayed others as Super Typhoon Meranti bore down on the Chinese mainland yesterday, after punishing the island of Hong Kong, wreaking havoc throughout the region’s transportation sector. The storm dumped about 800 millimeters of rainfall in one day on mainland China, submerging roads and temporarily […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2016

Strong June not enough to offset sluggish 2016 for Cathay

A strong June, in which Cathay Pacific Airlines reported cargo volume up 7.1 percent, year-over-year, was not sufficient to offset sluggish business in the previous five months of 2016, during which time revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) fell 2.3 percent. Cathay’s cargo load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points to 64.3 in June. However, the carrier […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 21, 2016

Cathay Pacific/Dragonair post weak May numbers despite uptick in cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair’s May cargo numbers are up, despite a decline in passengers during a month that Cathay Pacific general manager for revenue management Patricia Hwang called, “traditionally one of the slower months for travel.” The jointly owned airlines carried 145,102 tonnes of mail and cargo in May, down 1.3 percent compared to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

China struggles to keep up with cold chain demand

In recent months, general airfreight in China has shown lackluster growth and suffered yield pressure. However, there is at least one segment of cargo traffic that is making air cargo operators in China salivate – cold chain services – and the logistics sector is scrambling to keep up with the momentum. In 2013, investors poured […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 2, 2015

Cargo demand lifts Cathay Pacific’s 2014 results

Improvement in cargo demand beginning in the summer of 2014, followed by a strong fourth quarter for cargo, led to increased profit for the carrier last year. The Cathay Pacific Group reported attributable profit of US$406 million for the year, compared to US$337 million in 2013. The group’s cargo revenue in 2014 increased by 7.3 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 18, 2015

Cathay Pacific reports strong February

Perhaps it was the Lunar New Year, which fell in mid-February this year. Cathay Pacific and its sister airline, Dragonair, carried 130,467 tonnes of cargo last month, a year-on-year increase of 28.8 percent, though shy of the 147,275 tonnes carried in January, the carrier said . “February’s figures were spurred by a surge in exports […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 17, 2015

Cathay Pacific Cargo has busy first year

In its first full year handling cargo, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) reported that Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT) at Hong Kong International Airport handled 1.45 million tonnes of cargo. On Nov. 8, 2014, the terminal set its highest daily tonnage record of 5,476 tonnes of cargo processed. CPCT’s traffic was 54 percent transshipment. The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 2, 2015

China cargo demand remains robust for Cathay, Dragonair

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair carried 15 percent more freight in June compared to the same month last year. The two airlines carried 140,444 tonnes of cargo and mail in June. The load factor rose by 3.2 percentage points to 64.9 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, increased by 10.2 percent, while cargo […]
  • July 14, 2014

Cathay Pacific, Dragonair like Hong Kong’s business stance

Cathay Pacific Airways and its wholly owned subsidiary Dragonair announced that they welcome the commitment made by Hong Kong’s financial secretary, John Tsang, meant to bolster Hong Kong’s position as an international hub and improve its business environment. “We are delighted to see the strong emphasis placed on strengthening our position as an international city, […]
  • February 26, 2014

Christmas freight peak fizzles for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair

Cargo and mail tonnage showed a year-over-year decline for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair in December 2013, despite more available capacity. The two airlines carried 139,608 tonnes of cargo and mail, a drop of 5 percent year over year. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 4.1 percentage points to 63.3 percent. Capacity, measured […]
  • January 16, 2014

Cathay Pacific reports rise in cargo

Cargo tonnage was up at Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair during November compared to November 2012. The two airlines carried 147,450 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 0.2 percentage points to 63.7 percent. Capacity, measured in […]
  • December 20, 2013
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