Tuesday, May 02, 2017

AirAsia India’s passenger traffic up by 57 per cent in Jan-March

Mumbai: AirAsia India flew 8.4 lakh passengers in the January-March quarter of the current year, up 57 per cent from 5.38 lakh in the same period of 2016, aided by new routes and higher capacity. The Bengaluru-based airline, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad, raised its fleet size to nine aircraft from six in the first quarter of the previous year, AirAsia India said in a statement today.

The number of passengers carried increased by 57 per cent year-on-year to 0.84 million, with 50 per cent increase in capacity, the airline said. The seat factor, a measure of how full the plane flies, also increased by three per cent to 89 per cent in the quarter from 86 per cent in Q1CY16.

Three new routes, Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Bagdogra and Delhi-Pune, were added in AirAsia India’s network, it said adding that the frequency on the Delhi-Goa route also increased in the first quarter of the current year.
01/05/17 PTI/Indian Express