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AirAsia Berhad reports record net profit for the quarter ended 30-Sep-2009:

23-Nov-2009 8:39 AM

AirAsia Berhad reports (20-Nov-09) the following financial/traffic highlights:

Three months ended 30-Sep-09:

  • Malaysia AirAsia (figures assumed to be company only#):
    • Revenue: USD218 million, +4.5% year-on-year;
    • Profit (loss) after tax: USD38 million, compared to a loss of USD139 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Passenger numbers: 3.6 million, +19%;
    • ASK: +13%;
    • RPK: +10%;
    • Seats load factor: Stable;
    • Unit Cost (per ASK in USD cents): -26%;
  • Thai AirAsia:
    • Revenue: USD58.8 million, -15%;
    • Profit (loss) after tax: (USD12.1 million), compared to a loss of USD7.5 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Passenger numbers: 1.3 million, +19%;
    • Seats Load factor: 77%, -1.6 ppts;
  • Indonesia AirAsia:
    • Revenue: USD61.9 million, +35%;
    • Profit (loss) after tax: (USD6.1 million), compared to a loss of USD1.2 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Passenger numbers: 1.0 million, +55%;
    • Seats Load factor: 77%, -1.0 ppts;

Nine months ended 30-Sep-09:

  • Malaysia AirAsia:
    • Revenue: USD647.8 million, +18.1% year-on-year;
    • Profit (loss) after tax: USD139.5 million, compared to a loss of USD91 million in the previous corresponding period. [more]

#Appears as "group" in the report
*Based on the conversion rate at 1 MYR = 0.295290 USD
*Based on the conversion rate at 1 THB = 0.0301023 USD
*Based on the conversion rate at 1 IDR = 0.000104374 USD

AirAsia: “While the airline industry is facing arguably the most difficult environment in recent memory, AirAsia is determined to grow traffic, market share and profits…Based on the forward booking trend, the underlying passenger demand in the fourth quarter is positive. We are on course to achieve the Group’s target of carrying 25 million guests for the full year 2009.” Tony Fernandes, Group CEO. Source: AirAsia, 20-Nov-09.