"AirAsia posted a load factor of 84 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 carrying more than five lakh passengers," the airline said in a statement.

The airline flew 2,17,209 passengers in the corresponding period of 2014.By the end of 2015, AirAsia had a fleet strength of six aircraft with the inclusion of the new route New Delhi-Visakhapatnam and the escalation of frequency between New Delhi-Goa and New Delhi-Guwahati, the statement said.

On Sunday, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said the airline's Indian joint venture would increase its fleet strength by two aircraft shortly and a dozen later.

In AirAsia India, Malaysian AirAsia Bhd owns 49 percent stake, Tata Sons Ltd 41 percent stake and Telestra Tradeplace's Arun Bhatia the remaining 10 percent.

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