AirAsia passenger traffic rises 12% in Q2
AIRASIA'S load factor for its second quarter to end-June 2016 rose six percentage points to 85 per cent from a year ago while its Malaysian operations fared better at 87 per cent.
The group said yesterday that it carried 12 per cent more passengers at 13.9 million, well ahead of the 4 per cent increase in capacity.
MIDF Research said the load factor of 87 per cent for the Malaysian operations was the highest in more than 10 years, and also marked the fourth quarterly improvement over the past five quarters.
"The stellar performance can be attributed to Malaysia Airlines' 30 per cent capacity cuts and AirAsia's strategy of flying overseas directly from secondary cities paying off handsomely, such as Kota Kinabalu-China, Langkawi-China and Johor Baru-China," MIDF Research noted.
Malaysia AirAsia also introduced a new route, Johor Baru-Guangzhou, while frequency was added on the KL-Shenzhen route.
ASIA NEWS NETWORK