Malaysia-based long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) AirAsia X (AAX) has provisionally reported a second-quarter 20% drop in passenger numbers year-over-year. It also expects a 12% drop in average load factor. AAX carried 811,000 passengers from April-June this year, down from just over 1 million in the year-ago period. This was despite a trim in passenger capacity to 1.21 million available seats from 1.26 million seats a year ago. The airline partly blamed “continuous irrational ...

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