AirAsia X Malaysia PLF remained 'fairly stable' at 80% in 2Q2019

22 August, 2019

AirAsia X Berhad reported (22-Aug-2019) the following traffic highlights during 2Q2010"

  • 1.45 million passengers in 2Q2019, -7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor (PLF) remained "fairly stable" at 80% due to seasonal capacity management and operation of shorter stage routes;
  • Average utilisation decreased to 14.3 hours year-on-year due to a "general slowdown" in the tourism sector, particularly from Chinese and South Korean markets, as well as the termination of its Auckland route in Feb-2019 and resultant capacity management on its Gold Coast route;

It expects utilisation and passengers carried to increase as focus shifts towards optimising network on core routes leading up to 3Q2019 and 4Q2019. [more - original PR]