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Jetstar confirms Singapore as Asian hub; AirAsia growth continues in 2009


AirAsia and Jetstar, which this month announced details of a ground-breaking new alliance, are underscoring their ambitions to remain the dominant LCCs in the Asia Pacific region with a string of new announcements. AirAsia has reported another very strong set of traffic results in 4Q2009/2009, while Jetstar has confirmed Singapore as its Asian hub, providing the platform for expanded long-haul flying from the hub. Both AirAsia and Jetstar have fared better than their network carrier counterparts amid the global economic crisis, with these carriers expecting a further boost in travel demand (and profitability) in 2010. [2086 words]

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  • Jetstar selects Changi Airport as its Asian hub
  • Europe back on the near-term agenda?
  • Jetstar revenue to grow by 32% in FY2010; AirAsia expecting an “amazing year” in 2010
  • AirAsia’s growth continues in 4Q2009
  • New quarterly passenger level reached
  • Highest passenger load factor of the year in 4Q2009
  • Six A320s for the AirAsia Group in 4Q2009
  • Benefiting from the global economic weakness
  • 14.3 million passenger and 12 new routes in 2012
  • Indian beckons
  • Conclusion: Expecting an “amazing year in 2010”

Graphs and data:

  • AirAsia preliminary traffic highlights for Oct-2009 to Dec-2009
  • AirAsia Malaysia passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: 1Q2008 to 4Q2009
  • AirAsia Malaysia passenger capacity growth and passenger traffic growth: 1Q2008 to 4Q2009
  • AirAsia Malaysia passenger numbers growth and passenger load factor: 1Q2008 to 4Q2009
  • AirAsia Group fleet plans: 2010 to 2015
  • AirAsia preliminary traffic highlights for 2009
  • AirAsia Malaysia operation performance: 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009
  • AirAsia new routes for 2009
  • AirAsia’s India focus
  • AirAsia capacity (ASK) growth projections
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