AirAsia group overall passenger traffic up 20% in Q2

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AirAsia Group's passenger traffic, as measured in RPKs, rose by 20% year on year in the second quarter.

For the three months to June, passenger capacity, as measured in ASKs, increased by 18%, while the number of passengers carried grew by 20% to 9.99 million. Load factor for the quarter rose by 1 percentage point to 80%.

Malaysia AirAsia reported 13% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic against a 12% rise in passenger capacity. Its load factor remained flat at 80%, while passenger numbers increased by 12% to 5.51 million.

Thai AirAsia posted 25% year-on-year growth in RPKs, while its ASKs rose by 18%. The carrier's load factor went up by 3 percentage points to 82%, as passenger numbers grew by 25% to 2.42 million.

Indonesia AirAsia reported a 31% increase in RPKs, while ASKs grew by 28%. Its load factor grew by 1 percentage point to 79% and passenger numbers increased by 33% to 1.92 million.

Philippines AirAsia reported a 280% year-on-year increase in RPKs, while its ASKs grew by 143%. The carrier's load factor increased by 26 percentage points to 74%, while the number of passengers carried reached 140,000, up 114%.

AirAsia Japan's numbers are excluded from the group's figures following the dissolution of the joint venture.