AirAsia Group Berhad is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 3rd Quarter of the Financial Year 2019 (“3Q2019”). 

AirAsia Group Berhad Consolidated AOCs¹ posted strong 3Q2019 capacity growth of 17% year-on-year (“YoY”). Despite aggressive capacity addition, demand held strong as passengers carried for the quarter grew by 20% YoY to 13.0 million, resulting in a 2 percentage point (“ppts”) increase in load factor to 84%. Available Seat Kilometres (“ASK”) was 16% higher YoY, as the group remains focused on strengthening its market dominance by introducing new routes and adding frequencies on domestic and international sectors.

AirAsia Malaysia increased capacity by 10% YoY and carried 11% more passengers during the quarter. The passenger growth rate exceeded that of the industry average as AirAsia Malaysia continued to increase its market dominance. Load factor was firm at 83% despite a seasonally leaner quarter.

AirAsia Indonesia added 61% more capacity in 3Q2019 following the transfer of eight aircraft in 4Q2018, with a corresponding 66% increase in passengers carried compared to the preceding quarter. During the quarter, AirAsia Indonesia strengthened its domestic presence by launching new routes and increasing frequencies on high demand routes. Load factor was up 3ppts to 85%. 

AirAsia Philippines expanded capacity by 19% during the quarter on the commencement of new international routes and an increase in frequency on both domestic and international sectors. Load factor grew by a strong 9ppts to 86%, backed by solid passenger growth of  33% YoY. 

AirAsia Thailand’s capacity and passengers carried increased by 3% each in 3Q2019, while load factor kept steady at 81%. ASK grew 10% YoY on the addition of new routes in the first nine months of the year. In 3Q2019, capacity was realigned to better match demand during the low season. 

AirAsia India demonstrated significant improvements in 3Q2019 compared to the same quarter last year. Total passengers carried surged by 47% YoY, surpassing the 25% capacity growth during the quarter to record a strong load factor of 90%, up 14ppts. AirAsia India closed the quarter with 22 aircraft and is awaiting regulatory approval to commence international flights.

AirAsia Japan’s capacity expanded by 95% while ASK increased by 89% with the launch of its third route, Nagoya-Sendai, during the quarter. Load factor was commendable at 84%, supported by 85% growth in passengers carried.

AirAsia Group Berhad Consolidated AOCs – Malaysia, Indonesia & Philippines
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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Note: (i) The fleet count excludes:
– Two (2) A320 aircraft leased to a third party airline

Malaysia 
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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Note: (ii) The fleet count excludes:
– Two (2) A320 aircraft leased to a third party airline

Indonesia
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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Note: (iii) The fleet count includes:
– Eight (8) A320 aircraft operated by PT. Indonesia AirAsia Extra (IAAX) transferred to AirAsia Indonesia in 4Q 2018.

Philippines
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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Thailand
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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India
3rd Quarter 2019 Operating Statistics

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Number of earned seats flown. Earned seats comprise seats sold to passengers (including no-shows)

1.    Number of seats flown

2.    Number of Passengers carried as a percentage of Capacity

3.    Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) measures an airline’s passenger capacity. Total seats flown multiplied by the number of kilometres flown

4.    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

5.    Number of flights flown

6.    Number of aircraft including spares

¹ AirAsia Group 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.