MALAYSIA: AIRASIA PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 14 PCT Y-O-Y IN 2Q17

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — AirAsia Bhd’s passenger traffic increased to 15.81 million in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), a 14 per cent increase year-on year (y-o-y), from 13.91 million in the same quarter last year.

In a statement on its operating statistics today, the airline said this was equivalent to a more than 11 per cent increase in capacity.

During the 2Q17, the group recorded a solid load factor of 88 per cent compared to 85 per cent y-o-y previously.

Meanwhile, AirAsia Bhd’s consolidated operations with air operator certificates (AOCs), comprising Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and India, achieved a load factor of 89 per cent, up by two percentage points from the same period last year.

“Strong demand for air travel led to a 10 per cent y-o-y growth in the number of passengers to 9.61 million, a more than eight per cent increase in capacity,” it said.

At the end of 2Q17, the group’s total fleet size stood at 180 aircraft, including two which had been delivered to AirAsia Japan, but have yet to commence operation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK