Cathay Pacific Airways reported October RPKs of 5.52 billion, a 10.8% rise over the year-ago month, and 7.23 billion ASKs, a 12.7% increase. Load factor dropped 1.3 points to 76.3%. The carrier said it hopes to launch daily service to Rome following the Hong Kong government's announcement that it has secured additional rights. Cathay currently flies to Rome five times weekly.

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