KUALA LUMPUR, 4 August 2017: Passengers travelling with AirAsia Group during Q1, 2017, increased 14% reaching 15.81 million, year-on-year.
Capacity increased 11% during the same period, while it reported a solid load factor of 88%.
AirAsia Group reported a fleet of 178 aircraft (180 including two aircraft delivered to AirAsia Japan that have yet to commence operations).
Strong demand for air travel helped to increase passengers by 10% year-on-year to 9.61 million, against an 8% increase in capacity.
In Malaysia, the airline commenced operations on five new routes originating from Johor Bahru (three); Kuala Lumpur (one); Kuching (one).
Thai AirAsia reported a load factor of 86%, up by three percentage points year-on-year. The number of passengers reached 4.69 million, an increase of 13% year-on-year, which was higher than the 9% growth in seat capacity.
TAA added five aircraft, thus ending the quarter with a total of 54 aircraft.
AirAsia India reported a load factor of 90%, up by three percentage points year-on-year. The number of passengers carried increased 89% year-on-year to 1.01 million, more than the 83% increase in capacity. AAI ended 2Q17 with a fleet size of 10 aircraft after adding one aircraft during the quarter.