AirAsia’s profits hit by rising fuel costs: Near term outlook solid, but squeeze in 2011?

AirAsia reported strong revenue, passenger growth and margins in its latest financial report for the three months ended 31-Mar-2010. The carrier is also optimistic about the outlook for its business. One pleasing aspect was the substantial improvement in AirAsia’s openness and transparency regarding the performance of its Indonesian and Thai operations, as preparations begin for a potential IPO of Thai AirAsia. Investors welcomed the overall result, sending AirAsia’s shares 4.3% higher on the day of the earnings report (31-May-2010).

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