China News Service, May 15 (Xinhuanet) reported that Hong Kong Cathay Pacific announced on the 15th that Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of 13,729 passengers in April, down 99.6% year-on-year; The number of meters decreased by 99.3%; the passenger load factor fell by 62.3 percentage points to 21.7%, and the capacity in terms of available seat kilometers decreased by 97.3%.
In the first four months, passenger traffic dropped by 64.4% year-on-year, capacity dropped by 49.9%, and revenue passenger kilometers fell by 59.1%.
Lin Shaobo, Cathay Pacific ’s customer and business president, said the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic on the business is still serious. As of April this year, the group's two full-service airlines (Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon) have recorded unaudited losses of HK $ 4.5 billion; and the company's financial prospects will remain very bleak for at least the next few months.
In April, only a few basic passenger flights were operated between 14 destinations. Passenger demand continued to decline during the month, with less than 500 passengers per day. At this stage, no signs of improvement have been seen.