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AirAsia India carries 1.47 million passengers in Q1

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During the quarter under review, the Bangalore-based airline, AirAsia India carried 1.47 million passengers, which is an increase of 74 per cent over the same quarter in 2017, the company said in a statement.

Air Asia, a 51:49 joint venture between the Tata Group and the Malaysia-based Indian origin business man-run Air Asia group, began operations in June 2014. From that time, it added two more aircrafts to its fleet during the reporting quarter, taking the fleet size to 16.

“It reported a load factor of 83 per cent, down by six percentage points year-on-year, as a result of an 87 per cent increase in capacity,” the airline said. During the quarter, the airline added six more routes, three from its national hub Bengaluru and one each from Chennai, Goa and Kolkata.

At the group level, the low-cost airline carried 16 more passengers at 10.65 million across its network in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Japan.

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