The AirAsia Group reported a 19% year-over-year increase in first-quarter passengers carried to 7.2 million. Load factor jumped 6 points to 81%. ASKs increased 12.5% to 10.58 billion while RPKs leapt 25.9% to 8.52 billion. The core Malaysian operation experienced a 17.2% increase in passenger boardings to 4.3 million, while Thai AirAsia enjoyed a 22.7% hike to 1.81 million. Indonesia AirAsia posted a 22.4% increase in passenger boardings to 1.09 million. AirAsia X, the long-haul, ...

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