Tiger Australia even more impressive with 110% traffic spike.
In its operating statistics report released to the Singapore Exchange, Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Tiger Airways revealed that Tiger Singapore recorded a 33% increase in traffic to 721 million revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK) for the month of November 2012. This comes on the back of a 17% increase in capacity to 852 million available seat-kilometres (ASK).
Consequently, y-o-y passenger load factor was 10 percentage points higher at 85%. The number of passengers carried grew 30% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 389,000 passengers.
For the 12 months to November 2012, Tiger Singapore recorded a 21% increase in traffic to 7.4 billion RPK, following a 20% increase in capacity to 9.0 billion ASK. Consequently, passenger load factor was 83%, up one percentage point from the previous corresponding period. The number of passengers carried grew 13% y-o-y to 4.1 million passengers.
Meanwhile, Tiger Australia recorded a 110% increase in traffic to 256 million RPK for the month of November 2012. Capacity increased 113% to 296 million ASK for the month. The airline carried 239,000 passengers in November 2012, representing an increase of 132% y-o-y. However, the airline was operating at a significantly reduced capacity and on a limited schedule in November 2011. Passenger load factor, at 86%, reflected a y-o-y decline of two percentage points.
For the 12 months to November 2012, Tiger Australia recorded a 3% decline in traffic to 2.3 billion RPK, following a 1% decline in capacity to 2.9 billion ASK. Consequently, passenger load factor was 82%, down two percentage points from the earlier period. The number of passengers carried was down 10% y-o-y to 1.9 million passengers.
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