Tiger Airways flies more passengers in June

A Tigerair plane is seen at Changi Airport on July 3, 2013. Locally-listed Tiger Airways Holdings released its June operating statistics today, which showed a growth across all indicators for its Singapore and Australia operations. -- ST FILE PHOTO:
A Tigerair plane is seen at Changi Airport on July 3, 2013. Locally-listed Tiger Airways Holdings released its June operating statistics today, which showed a growth across all indicators for its Singapore and Australia operations. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Locally-listed Tiger Airways Holdings released its June operating statistics today, which showed a growth across all indicators for its Singapore and Australia operations.

Tigerair Singapore recorded a 22 per cent increase in traffic year-on-year (y-o-y) to 787 million revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK) last month.

Capacity rose by 21.7 per cent to 910 million available seat-kilometres (ASK) over the same period.

The number of passengers carried by the carrier grew by 18.4 per cent to 432,000.

Passenger load factor rose the most marginally by 0.3 percentage points to 86.5 per cent.

Tigerair Australia's operating statistics improved even more substantially last month.

It had a 59 per cent y-o-y increase in traffic to 299 million RPK, and capacity growing by 48 per cent to 339 million ASK.

Bookings surged by 76.8 per cent y-o-y to 244,000 passengers in June.

Passenger load factor improved by 6.5 percentage points to 88.2 per cent y-o-y.

Tigerair explained in a statement that the airline was operating at a significantly reduced capacity and on a limited schedule a year ago.