Dragonair’s cargo flat in September
Hong Kong-based Dragonair Thursday reported that cargo growth was flat in September after it carried 33,769 tons of freight, a 0.2 percent drop over the 33,829 tons carried in the same month last year.
For the year to date, Dragonair has carried 278,301 tons, up 15.8 percent over the 240,317 tons recorded after the first nine months of 2004.
“September is traditionally a better month than August for freight, and so it proved, although a few technical issues with aircraft during the month meant the level of shipments we carried was not a true reflection of the demand in the market for our services,” said Stanley Hui, Dragonair’s chief executive officer.
“Our New York route did particularly well, driven by demand for Asian exports in the U.S. market. We remain optimistic about the coming months, which are usually a busy time for air shipments,” Hui added.