KARACHI – Cathay Pacific Airways released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for June 2012 that show passenger numbers growing ahead of the increase in capacity, while another drop in cargo and mail tonnage was recorded, says a press release. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,413,766 passengers in June with an increase of 6.4pc on the same month in 2011. While, the passenger load factor rose by 1.4 percentage points to 82.9pc. Capacity for the month, measured in available seat kilometres (ASKs), rose by 3.5pc. For the year to date, passenger numbers have risen by 8.6pc compared to a capacity increase of 6.9pc.The two airlines carried 127,698 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, a drop of 5.4pc compared to June 2011. The cargo and mail load factor was down by 1.3 percentage points to 65.7pc. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometres, decreased by 5.2pc, while cargo and mail tonne kilometres flown dropped by 7.1pc. For the year to date, tonnage has declined by 10.1pc against a capacity drop of 4.3pc.Cathay Pacific General Manager Revenue Management James Tong said: “Our flights were busy in June in the build-up to the summer peak season.