KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd’s (AirAsia X) seat capacity surged by over 26 times year-on-year (y-o-y) to 818,422 seats in the second quarter of 2023 (2Q 2023) from 30,537 seats in 2Q 2022.
In a statement today, it said the increase was due to additional aircraft brought to service and the expansion of its network.
“The company has also demonstrated significant operational improvement across all other key metrics, achieving a passenger load factor (PLF) of 76 per cent in 2Q 2023, compared to 29 per cent in 2Q 2022,” it said.
AirAsia X reported that its operations have normalised over the past 12 months, as its available seat kilometres (ASK) capacity grew 25 times y-o-y to 3.51 billion.
Additionally, it said the number of passengers carried surged by 70 times y-o-y to 621,984 in 2Q 2023.
During the same period, its associate, AirAsia X Thailand’s number of passengers rose by over 28 times y-o-y to 311,337, while its ASK capacity grew by 44 times y-o-y to 1.80 billion in 2Q 2023.
“During the quarter under review, AirAsia X launched flights to Bangkok, Beijing and the Gold Coast, on top of ramping up its frequency to fly daily (seven times weekly) to Sydney, between Sydney and Auckland as well as to Melbourne and Osaka to meet consumer demand.
“Across its network, AirAsia X continues to see stellar performance of over 85 per cent PLF for two of its core routes, namely Tokyo and Taipei,” it said. – Bernama