AAX posts 38% passenger load factor in Q2

10 Aug 2020 / 14:09 H.

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) posted a passenger load factor (PLF) of 38% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2’20), carrying 2,291 passengers on the back of flights ferrying cargo with minimal passenger take-up during the month of April 2020.

The company’s available seat kilometres reduced to 31 million from 8.44 billion during the quarter under review.

“The company had announced the temporary hibernation of its fleet towards the end of the first quarter of 2020. To date, the hibernation remains in place as international borders at our destinations remain closed,“ AAX said when announcing its operating statistics for Q2’20 today.

During Q2’20, the company maintained only minimal operations in supporting repatriation of travellers as well as freight and cargo services. The total number of sectors flown on charter and cargo basis totalled up to 146 during the period.

AAX Thailand reported a PLF of 82% in Q2’20, as seat capacity was recorded at 377, and passengers carried totalled up to 309 during the quarter. Similarly with AAX Malaysia, its Thai associate announced the hibernation of its fleet earlier this year, and remains in hibernation to date.

AAX Malaysia’s fleet size stood at 24 A330 aircraft while AAX Thailand’s fleet size remained unchanged at 14 A330 aircraft during the quarter. This brings the total for the AAX Group’s fleet size to 40 A330 aircraft as at the end of 2Q20, which includes two aircraft with AAX Indonesia, which has been suspended since 2019.

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