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AirAsia’s operating profits up 328% in second quarter. Can the hot streak continue?


AirAsia, the world’s lowest cost airline, has unveiled a 328% increase in core operating profit to in the three months ended 30-Jun-2009, in one of the clearest endorsements to date of the benefits of the LCC model amid this deep economic downturn. [1220 words]

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  • Rising non-fuel costs
  • Solid ancillary revenue gains helps offset weak yields
  • But how fare can ancillaries stretch? Cash conservation vital
  • Outlook: Some clouds gathering

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  • AirAsia financial highlights for three months ended 30-Jun-2009
  • AirAsia financial highlights for six months ended 30-Jun-2009
  • AirAsia unit costs breakdown: 2Q2009
  • AirAsia ancillary revenue growth and % of total revenue: 1Q2008 to 2Q2009
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