Wed, 11 May 2016

AirAsia X Reports Q1 2016 Preliminary Operating Results

AirAsia X Berhad, the long-haul, low-cost airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has reported its Q1 2016 preliminary operating statistics.

The airlines passenger load factor (PLF) grew 8 percentage points to 82% in Q1 2016 from 74% in the same period last year.

In terms of passenger traffic, revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased 19% year-on-year mainly due to strong traffic demand in China and Australia, surpassing the 7% y-o-y growth in capacity (ASKs) for the quarter.

The capacity injected was to cater to the rising demand in high-traffic markets and expansion to high-yield routes such as New Delhi and Auckland, which commenced in February and March 2016 respectively.

Thai AirAsia X (TAAX) reported an improved PLF of 88% in Q1 2016, on the back of high passenger traffic during peak season, while overall operating performance for Indonesia AirAsia X (IAAX) has remained consistent.

On fleet movements, Malaysia AirAsia X (MAAX) and TAAX both took delivery of one A330 each in Q1 2016, bringing their fleet size to a total of 21 and 6 respectively. The fleet size of IAAX remained at 2 A330s, bringing the combined fleet of the AirAsia Group to 29 aircraft.

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