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AirAsia SWOT Analysis: AirAsia profitable again in 3Q2009 for three profitable quarters in 2009


The Asia Pacific region’s largest LCC reported another successful quarter in the three months ended Sep-2009 (3Q3009), traditionally the carrier’s weakest quarter, with a net profit of USD38.4 million, a “complete swing” for a loss of USD139 million in the previous corresponding period, with each of its short haul airlines reporting profits, on the back of strong passenger number and revenue growth. [3514 words]

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  • Investors remain cautious
  • STRENGTHS – An expanding network and ancillary revenue machine with low costs
  • WEAKNESSES – Unit revenue weakness expected to continue
  • OPPORTUNITIES – “The power of the associates is unveiled”
  • THREATS: Currency and fuel uncertainty
  • Outlook: The right model at the right time?

Graphs and data:

  • AirAsia Malaysia financial highlights for three months ended 30-Sep-2009
  • AirAsia performance for the three months ended 30-Sep-09
  • AirAsia share price growth: Jan-2009 to Nov-2009
  • Malaysia AirAsia Passenger numbers and passenger number growth: 1Q08 to 3Q09
  • AirAsia ancillary revenue per passenger and ancillary revenue as percentage of total revenue: 1Q07 to 3Q09
  • Ancillary revenue comparison: Ryanair, easyJet and AirAsia, periods to 30-Sep-2009
  • AirAsia unit revenue/cost performance: 3Q2009
  • AirAsia Group Network: Nov-2009
  • AirAsia Group network growth: Dec-2002 to Nov-2009
  • AirAsia’s India focus
  • AirAsia existing and future Indian services
  • AirAsia Group fleet plans: 2008 to 2015E
  • AirAsia net gearing (net debt/equity): 1Q2008 to 3Q2009
  • AirAsia (Malaysia) passenger numbers and average fares: 1Q07 to 3Q09
  • Indonesia AirAsia financial highlights for three months ended 30-Sep-2009
  • Indonesia AirAsia unit cost per ASK (US cents): 1Q2008 to 3Q2009
  • Indonesia AirAsia margin spread (RASK-CASK): 1Q2008 to 3Q2009
  • Fleet Composition (30-Sep-09)
  • Thai AirAsia financial highlights for three months ended 30-Sep-2009
  • Thai AirAsia load factors (%) 1Q2008 to 3Q2009
  • Thai AirAsia unit cost per ASK (US cents): 1Q2008 to 3Q2009
  • AirAsia X  load factor (%) and passenger numbers: 1Q2009 to 3Q2009
  • AirAsia X revenue (MYR): 1Q2009 to 3Q2009
  • Capacity (ASK) growth projections
  • AirAsia forward bookings (% total seats sold as of 18-Nov-2009)
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