AirAsia Bhd group carried 8.285 million passengers in the April to June quarter, which was a 13% increase from the 7.347 million passengers a year ago.

The low-cost carrier said the capacity increased by 13% to 10.46 million seats from 9.22 million seats a year ago.

Load factor was 79% compared with 80% while the number of aircraft increased to 100 planes from 93 planes a year ago.

On the Malaysian operations, the airline strengthened its leading position in the domestic and international market by as the number of passengers carried increased by 10% to 4.90 million from 4.47 million. The load factor was 80% compared with 81% a year ago.

As for Thai AirAsia, it posted a load factor of 79%, up 1.0 percentage point on-year, while it carried carrying a 20% year-on-year increase on passengers of 1.9 million for the quarter.

Indonesia AirAsia recorded a load factor of 78%, up 2.0 percentage points on-year due to capacity expansion and strong passenger demand.

Passengers carried increased by 15% whereas capacity increased by 12% year-on-year.

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