Cathay Pacific Records Over 99% Decrease In Passenger Numbers Last Month

Cathay Pacific has reported its passenger numbers for April 2020. The Hong Kong-based carrier recorded decreasing capacity by 97% in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. However, even with this capacity reduction, the passenger load factor was a paltry 21.7%, with the year-on-year decrease from April 2019 to April 2020 registering at 99.6%.

April passenger numbers for Cathay Pacific

Last month, Cathay Pacific operated a bare skeleton flight schedule to just 14 cities. With demand at its lowest levels in recent memory, Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary Cathay Dragon carried fewer than 500 passengers per day. In total, April 2020 saw 13,729 passengers board a Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon flight– 99.6% lower than 2019’s data from the same month.

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