Low-cost airline AirAsia India has carried 1.42 million passengers in the December quarter, a growth of 79 per cent over the same quarter in 2016.
This was despite the fact that its load factor slipped by one percentage point to 85, but was compensated for by an 80 per cent increase in capacity, the airline said today.
However or the full year of 2017, the airline which is a JV between the Tatas and the Malaysia based Air Asia Group, has carried 4.44 million passengers, up over 81 per cent from 2016 and recorded an average full year load factor of 87 per cent, up 1 percentage point from 2016.
Air Asai India, which is keen to fly overseas this year, has ended the quarter with a fleet size of 14 aircraft after adding one plane in the quarter and six in the year.
In the reporting quarter it commenced operations in three new routes--Bangalore, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad, and ramped up frequency in the Bangalore-Hyderabad sector and also reduced the frequency on Bangalore-Pune sector.
Currently it operates over 100 daily flights connecting 16 destinations with a fleet of 15 Airbus A320s.
Earlier this month, managing director and chief executive Amar Abrol had told
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