BRIEF-Cathay Pacific Airways announces traffic figures for March

April 19 (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

* Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon carried a total of

2,851,661 passengers last month - a decrease of 3.7% compared to

March 2016

* Two airlines carried 181,189 tonnes of cargo and mail in

March, an increase of 15.4%

* Passenger load factor dropped 1.1 percentage point to

82.8% for Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon in March

* Looking ahead, market environment remains highly

competitive and yield remains a major concern

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