Operating Statistics
For the 1st Quarter of the Financial Year Ended 2013

AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the company”) is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 1st Quarter 2013 (“1Q13”). 

In 1Q13, the Group* recorded a strong load factor of 79% . Note that for this quarter, it is the first time that the Group is disclosing and incorporating PAA’s and AAJ’s operating figures into the overall numbers. The total number of passengers increased by 19% to approximately 9.8 million which is in line with 21% increase in capacity. Year-on-year, AirAsia Group took in 22 additional aircraft, which brings its total fleet at the end of March 2013 to 122 aircraft.

Malaysia AirAsia’s (“MAA”) load factor remained resilient at 79% in 1Q13, despite taking on 2 additional aircraft this quarter. This brought up the total number of aircraft operated by MAA at the end of the period to 66, an additional 9 aircraft as compared to the same period last year. MAA took advantage of the strong season in January and February, but March was slower contributed to the slight impact of the Lahad Datu incident in Sabah and the termination of Kuala Lumpur – Colombo route in February.  Total passengers carried were approximately 5.2 million, a strong 7% increase year-on-year. Capacity increased by 9% year-on-year to cater to the additional frequencies especially in the domestic front and few Indonesian routes.
Thai AirAsia (“TAA”) again recorded a commendable load factor of 87% in 1Q13. Approximately 2.6 million passengers were carried, which was 20% increase as compared to the same period last year, and in line with the increase in capacity. The increase was due to the increase in frequencies in domestic destinations such as Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi and Nakhon Si Thammarat to support the increasing travel demand during this high season. This quarter, TAA added 1 additional aircraft which brings its total number of aircraft up to 28.

Indonesia AirAsia’s (“IAA”)  posted a high load factor 75% in 1Q13, mainly due to the new capacity that was added, which was up 40% from the first quarter last year. The additional capacity is due to the introduction of 5 new routes which were Makassar - Manado, Makassar - Surabaya, Makassar – Denpasar, Makassar - Kuala Lumpur, and Semarang - Singapore. Total passengers carried grew 35% to approximately 1.7 million due to the new routes that were introduced during the period. At the end of March, IAA has a total fleet of 22 aircraft.

Philippines’ AirAsia (“PAA”) recorded a load factor of 76% despite only starting its operations in March last year. Total passengers carried were around 0.144 million in this quarter, and at the end of the period, PAA has a total of 2 aircraft in operations.

AirAsia Japan’s (“AAJ”) load factor was at 70% this quarter and it carried a total number of approximately 0.182 million passengers. AAJ just recently introduced its second hub in Nagoya, and introduced one new route this quarter which is Nagoya - Fukuoka. Total fleet since it started operating in August 2012 is 4 aircraft.

*Group refers to MAA, TAA, IAA, PAA & AAJ

1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics


1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics


1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics


1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics

Note: In 1Q2012, PAA only started operating in March 2012.


1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics


1st Quarter 2013 Operating Statistics

(1)                Number of earned seats flown. Earned seats comprise seats sold to passengers (including no-shows)
(2)                Number of seats flown
(3)                Number of Passengers carried as a percentage of Capacity
(4)                Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) measures an airline’s passenger capacity. Total seats flown multiplied by the number of kilometres flown
(5)                Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) is a measure of the volume of passengers carried by the airline. Number of passengers multiplied by the number of kilometres these passengers have flown
(6)                Number of flights flown
(7)                Number of aircraft including spares
(8)                Group refers to Malaysia AirAsia’s, Thai AirAsia’s, Indonesia AirAsia’s, Philippines’ AirAsia and AirAsia Japan’s operations

For further information please contact:

Investor Relations:                                                                                             Communications Department:     
Benyamin Ismail                                                                                                 Aziz Laikar
Office    : +603 8775 4499                                                                                                Office    : +603 8660 4263               
Email     : benyaminismail@airasia.com                                                     Email     : azizlaikar@airasia.com
For further information on AirAsia, please visit the Company’s website: www.airasia.com
Statements included herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, AirAsia’s results could be materially affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the inherent uncertainty of airline travel, seasonality issues, volatile jet fuel prices, world terrorism, perceived safe destination for travel, Government regulation changes and approval, including but not limited to the expected landing rights into new destinations.

Warm Regards,

Aziz Laikar
Head of Communications
AirAsia Berhad
LCC Terminal, Jalan KLIA S3, 
Southern Support Zone, KLIA,
64000 Sepang, Selangor Darul Ehsan,

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