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5-May-2011 10:51 AM

AirAsia X passenger numbers up 56.5% in 1Q2011

AirAsia X reports (04-May-2011) the following traffic highlights for the three months ended Mar-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 0.6 million, +56.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +59.8%;
  • Capacity (ASKs): +48%;
  • Passenger load factor: 81%, +6.0 ppts;
  • Cargo volume: 8324 tonnes, +182.2%. [more]

AirAsia X: “Our continued rapid growth trajectory is testament to the breakthrough long-haul model that we have pioneered, which unlocks significant latent demand that exists between Southeast Asia and the major markets in North Asia, Australia, India, Middle East and Europe, which is unserved by traditional low-cost carriers. The longer range of our aircraft is perfectly suited for the geographically dispersed Asia-Pacific landscape,” Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X. Source: Company statement, 04-May-2011.