AirAsia Berhad is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 3rd Quarter of the 2017 Financial Year (“3Q17”).

AirAsia Berhad Consolidated AOCs[1] benefited from strong and sustained demand for air travel resulting in a 12% year-on-year increase in passengers carried to 9.89 million. Load factor remained in-line with the same quarter last year despite capacity addition of 14% year-on-year. AirAsia Berhad Consolidated AOCs ended the quarter with a fleet size of 110 aircraft, comprised of 80 aircraft registered in Malaysia (AirAsia Berhad), 14 in Indonesia (PT Indonesia AirAsia) and 16 in the Philippines (Philippines AirAsia Inc). Malaysia commenced operations of four new routes originating from: Kuala Lumpur–2; Langkawi–2. Indonesia commenced operations of three new routes originating from: Jakarta-1; Bali-1; Surabaya-1. Malaysia increased frequencies on 12 routes originating from: Kuala Lumpur–10; Langkawi–2. Indonesia increased frequencies on four routes originating from: Jakarta–2; Bali–1; Medan (Kualanamu)-1. Philippines increased frequency on one route originating from Cebu. Capacity management via frequency reduction was implemented on five routes originating from: Kuala Lumpur-2; Cebu-2; Davao-1.

Thai AirAsia (“TAA”) reported a load factor of 85%, up by 1 percentage point from the same quarter last year. The number of passengers carried during the quarter was 4.93 million, an increase of 14% year-on-year, which was higher than the 13% growth in seat capacity. TAA ended the quarter with a total of 54 aircraft, unchanged from the previous quarter and an increase of five aircraft year-on-year. TAA commenced operations of four new routes originating from: Bangkok (Don Mueang)–3; Pattaya–1. Frequencies were increased on three routes originating from: Bangkok (Don Mueang)–2; Chiang Mai–1.

AirAsia India (“AAI”) carried 1.17 million in 3Q17, an increase of 99% or close to double that of the same quarter last year. Load factor was reported at 85%, down by 3 percentage points year-on-year, following a 104% increase in capacity. AAI ended the quarter with a fleet size of 13 aircraft after adding three aircraft during the quarter. AAI commenced operations of six new routes originating from: Kolkata–4; Bhubaneswar–1; Hyderabad-1. Frequencies were increased on three routes originating from Bengaluru.

[1] AirAsia Berhad Consolidated AOCs refers to AOCs whose financial and operational results are consolidated for financial reporting
purposes and these are namely the Malaysian, Indonesian and Philippines AOCs.

Note: Fleet count totals do not include:

  •      Eight (8) A320 aircraft operated by Indonesia AirAsia X
  •      Two (2) A320 aircraft delivered to AirAsia Japan but yet to commence operation as of end-3Q17.
  •      Two (2) A320 aircraft novated from MAA to Asia Aviation Capital Limited and subsequently leased to a third party airline.