AirAsia posts 2010 passenger growth


AirAsia Group experienced a surge in passengers last year, reporting a 13.1 percent rise in travellers carrying up to 25.6 million from 22.7 million.

A successful fourth quarter boosted the airline’s numbers, with AirAsia Malaysia transporting 4.4 million passengers up 11.1 percent compared to last year, the highest number of passengers over October, November and December for the Group.

Thai AirAsia experienced the largest growth for the Group with a 13.2 percent increase in passengers carried over the quarter to 1.6 million.

Earlier in the year, AirAsia achieved record profits during its third quarter, a profit after tax of RM 327 million.

In November last year, the Group launched its second European route from Kuala Lumpur to France and added Japan to its list of Asian destinations in December 2010.


Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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