Low-cost carrier AirAsia India flew 5.4 lakh passengers while its load factor touched 86 per cent in the three months ended March 2016.
The airline’s load factor has increased from 79 per cent recorded in the year-ago period.
“AirAsia India posted load factor of 86 per cent in Q1 2016… Number of passengers carried was at 0.54 million (5.4 lakh), up by 127 per cent year-on-year,” Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad said today while releasing the operating statistics for the first quarter of this year.
Load factor is an indicator of seat occupancy.
The Malaysian airline holds 49 per cent stake in AirAsia India.
In 2015 March quarter, the Indian carrier had flown 2.4 lakh passengers.
At the end of March 2016, AirAsia India had a fleet of six planes.
“In Q1 2016, the group recorded load factor of 86 per cent… Number of passengers carried increased 17 per cent year-on-year to 13.9 million,” AirAsia Berhad said in a release.
The group comprises five airlines in different countries — Malaysia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia and AirAsia India.
“At the end of the quarter under review, the group’s total fleet size stood at 170 aircraft (171 including one aircraft that was delivered to AirAsia Japan in Q4 2015, which has not commenced operation),” the release said.