Aviation

42% increase in AirAsia India flyer numbers

DELHI: Budget carrier AirAsia India (AAI) flew 5.89 lakh passengers in three months ended September, 2016, a 42 per cent increase from the number of passengers who flew in the airline in the year-ago period.

The airline during the quarter added three new destinations in its route network while capacity (number of total seats flown) increased by 23 per cent to 6.72 lakh, AirAsia said in a statement on October 31, reports PTI.

The number of passengers carried (by AirAsia India) increased 42 per cent YoY to 0.59 million (5.89 lakh), while the capacity increased by 23 per cent in July-September quarter of the current year, AirAsia said.

In AAI, while Tata Sons and Malaysian no-frills airline AirAsia Berhad each holds 49 per cent stake, two of the airline’s directors, S Ramadorai and R Venkataramanan, hold 2 per cent stake.

Three new routes –Bengaluru-Guwahati, Bengaluru-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Goa were added in the flight network during the quarter while frequencies were scaled up on the Bengaluru-Goa route.

The airline also increased its seat factor by 12 per cent to 88 per cent from 76 per cent recorded in the quarter ended September 2015, it said.

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