AirAsia Group pax up 14% in 2018, load factor declines to 85%

    AirAsia Group reported (28-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights:

    • Three months ended Dec-2018:
      • AirAsia Group*:
        • Passengers: 12.1 million, +16% year-on-year;
        • Seats: 14.4 million, +21%;
        • Load factor: 84%, -4ppts;
      • Malaysia AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 8.5 million, +9%;
        • Seats: 10.2 million, +16%;
        • Load factor: 84%, -5ppts;
      • Indonesia AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 1.7 million, +56%;
        • Seats: 2.1 million, +50%;
        • Load factor: 82%, +3ppts;
      • Philippines AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 1.9 million, +21%;
        • Seats: 2.1 million, +20%;
        • Load factor: 89%, stable;
      • Thai AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 5.5 million, +3%;
        • Seats: 6.4 million, +6%;
        • Load factor: 86%, -2ppts;
      • AirAsia India:
        • Passengers: 1.9 million, +37%;
        • Seats: 2.3 million, +36%;
        • Load factor: 86%, +1ppt;
      • AirAsia Japan:
        • Passengers: 70,778, +122%;
        • Seats: 98,820, +111%;
        • Load factor: 72%, +4ppts;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • AirAsia Group*:
        • Passengers: 44.4 million, +14%;
        • Seats: 52.5 million, +18%;
        • Load factor: 85%, -3ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 141;
      • Malaysia AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 32.3 million, +11%;
        • Seats: 38.0 million, +16%;
        • Load factor: 85%, -4ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 95;
      • Indonesia AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 5.2 million, +13%;
        • Seats: 6.4 million, +16%;
        • Load factor: 82%, -2ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 24;
      • Philippines AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 6.9 million, +30%;
        • Seats: 8.1 million, +34%;
        • Load factor: 85%, -2ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 22;
      • Thai AirAsia:
        • Passengers: 21.6 million, +9%;
        • Seats: 25.2 million, +11%;
        • Load factor: 85%, -2ppt;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 62;
      • AirAsia India:
        • Passengers: 6.8 million, +54%;
        • Seats: 8.2 million, +61%;
        • Load factor: 83%, -4ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: 19;
      • AirAsia Japan:
        • Passengers: 261,714, +719%;
        • Seats: 329,040, +603%;
        • Load factor: 80%, +11ppts;
        • Size of fleet at the month end^: Two.

    *Group refers to Malaysia AirAsia’s, Indonesia AirAsia’s and Philippines’ AirAsia’s operations.

    ^Number of aircraft including spares.