7-Feb-2013 11:00 AM

AirAsia X pax numbers up 2% to 2.6 million with 84% load factor in 2012, ancillary revenue up 18%

AirAsia X reports (06-Feb-2013) the following traffic highlights:

  • 3 months ended Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 0.7 million, +40.5% year-on-year for continuing routes;
    • Passenger load factor: 83%, +1.1 ppts;
    • Cargo volume: 7555 tonnes;
  • 12 months ended Dec-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 2.6 million, +2.2%;
    • Passenger traffic (RPKs): -8.0%;
    • Capacity (ASKs): -3.8%;
    • Passenger load factor: 84%, +3.7 ppts;
    • Cargo volume: 27,269 tonnes;
    • Ancillary revenue: +18%. [more – original PR]

AirAsia X: “The airline recorded an increase in ancillary revenue of 18% in 2012 compared to the previous year; with key contribution from Japan and Australia. The company has, since the route network consolidation, fully turned around with a strong second half of 2012 performance, making up for the losses in the first half of 2012, validating the network strategy undertaken. AirAsia X is positive with its financial outlook in 2013 with deliveries of seven new A330-300 aircrafts. These aircrafts will be deployed across its core markets in Asia Pacific by opening new routes and increasing flight frequencies on existing routes,” Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X. Source: Company statement, 06-Feb-2013.