AirAsia Group pax up 9% in 3Q2018, passenger load factor declines due to strong capacity increase

    AirAsia Group reported (26-Oct-2018) the following traffic highlights for the three months ended Sep-2018:

    • AirAsia Group*:
      • Passengers: 10.8 million, +9% year-on-year;
      • Seats: 13.2 million, +16%;
      • Load factor: 82%, -5ppts;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 127;
    • Malaysia AirAsia:
      • Passengers: 8.0 million, +7%;
      • Seats: 9.7 million, +14%;
      • Load factor: 83%, -4ppts;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 90;
    • Indonesia AirAsia:
      • Passengers: 1.2 million, +5%;
      • Seats: 1.5 million, +11%;
      • Load factor: 82%, -5ppts;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 16;
    • Philippines AirAsia:
      • Passengers: 1.6 million, +23%;
      • Seats: 2.1 million, +34%;
      • Load factor: 77%, -6ppts;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 21;
    • Thai AirAsia:
      • Passengers: 5.1 million, +4%;
      • Seats: 6.3 million, +9%;
      • Load factor: 81%, -4ppt;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 60;
    • AirAsia India:
      • Passengers: 1.6 million, +36%;
      • Seats: 2.1 million, +53%;
      • Load factor: 76%, -9ppts;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: 19;
    • AirAsia Japan:
      • Passengers: 81,144, +41% compared to 2Q2018;
      • Seats: 91,620, +26% compared to 2Q2018;
      • Load factor: 89%, +10ppts compared to 2Q2018;
      • Size of fleet at the month end^: Two.