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AirAsia X seat capacity soars in Q2

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian aviation group AirAsia X on Wednesday reported its seat capacity surged by over 26 times higher year-on-year at 818,422 seats flown in the second quarter of 2023.

In a statement, AirAsia X attributed the increase to additional aircraft being brought into service and network further enhanced, compared to the preceding quarter.

Over the past 12 months, the company's operations have normalized, reporting remarkable growth of 25 times higher year on year in available seat kilometer (ASK) capacity to achieve 3.509 billion.

The group's number of passengers carried totaled 621,984 in the second quarter, indicating a surge to 70 times higher year on year.

On a quarterly basis, the number of passengers carried increased by 23 percent against the preceding quarter.

During the quarter under review, AirAsia X launched flights to Bangkok of Thailand, Beijing of China and the Gold Coast, on top of ramping up its frequency to fly daily to Australia's Sydney, Melbourne and Japan's Osaka, to meet improved consumer demand.

AirAsia X's total fleet size stood at 17 A330s aircraft as of the end of June 2023, with 11 aircraft now activated and operational.