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For the 2nd Quarter of the Financial Year Ended 2016
AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 2nd Quarter 2016 (“2Q16”).
In 2Q16, the Group recorded load factor of 85%, up 6 percentage points (“ppts”) against the same period last year. Number of passengers carried increased 12% year-on-year (“YoY”) to 13.9 million, well ahead of the 4% increase in capacity. At the end of the quarter under review, the Group’s total fleet size stood at 172 aircraft (174 including two aircraft that was delivered to AirAsia Japan which has not commenced operation).
Malaysia AirAsia (“MAA”) posted load factor of 87% in 2Q16, up 7 ppts YoY. Demand exceeded capacity with 10% increase in the number of passengers carried at 6.55 million and 1% YoY increase in capacity. MAA ended the quarter with a total fleet of 81 aircraft. A new route was introduced during the quarter: Johor Bahru – Guangzhou. Frequency was added on one route: Kuala Lumpur – Shenzhen.
Thai AirAsia (“TAA”) recorded load factor of 83% in 2Q16, up 3 ppts YoY. Total number of passengers carried increased 18% YoY to 4.17 million, ahead of the 13% increase in capacity. During the quarter, TAA took 2 additional aircraft and comparing YoY, 6 aircraft were added bringing its total fleet to 49 aircraft. Seven new routes commenced operations: Chiang Mai – Changsa and Khon Kaen; Khon Kaen – Hat Yai; Hat Yai – Chiang Rai and Johor Bahru; and Bangkok – Kochi and Shantou. Frequency was added on one route: Hat Yai – Chiang Mai.
Indonesia AirAsia (“IAA”) load factor displayed a marked increase to 83% in 2Q16, up 10 ppts YoY. Number of passengers carried increased 2%, despite capacity reduction of 11% YoY. Its total fleet at the end of 2Q16 stood at 22 aircraft, which includes 8 aircraft operated by Indonesia AirAsia X (“IAAX”).
Philippines AirAsia (“PAA”) reported load factor of 91% in 2Q16, up 11 ppts YoY. Number of passengers carried was at 1.01 million, up 3% YoY. Capacity decreased by 9% YoY as part of its capacity rationalisation plan. PAA ended the quarter with a total fleet of 14 aircraft. Two new routes were introduced during the quarter: Manila – Hong Kong and Shanghai.
AirAsia India (“AAI”) posted load factor of 87% in 2Q16, up 4 ppts YoY. Number of passengers carried was at 0.53 million, up by 76% YoY. At the end of the quarter, AAI’s total fleet stood at 6 aircraft.
Group refers to MAA, TAA, IAA, PAA & AAI
2nd Quarter 2016 Operating Statistics
(i) The total fleet number includes
– Eight (8) A320 aircraft operated by IAAX.
The total fleet number excludes:
– Two (2) A320 aircraft delivered to AirAsia Japan. AirAsia Japan has not commenced operations.
– Two (2) A320 aircraft novated from MAA to Asia Aviation Capital (“AAC”) and subsequently leased to a
2nd Quarter 2016 Operating Statistics
(i) Excludes two (2) A320 aircraft novated from MAA to AAC and subsequently leased to
a third party airline
2nd Quarter 2016 Operating Statistics
2nd Quarter 2016 Operating Statistics
(i) Operated by IAAX onbehalf of IAA
(ii) Includes three (3) A320 aircraft wet leased and five (5) A320 aircraft transferred from IAA
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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.
Shri Ramanlal Vora & Shri Gautam Shah flag off The Great India Run
Icon Runner, Milind Soman to run 570 Kms from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa
27th July 2016, Ahmedabad: Early on Wednesday morning, the banks of Sabarmati River were peppered by the footsteps of a person who could be considered the country’s most famous runner. It was in fact Milind Soman and his entourage, who commenced their run from Ahmedabad to Mumbai via Silvassa, as part of “The Great India Run.” Flagged off by Shri Ramanlal Vora, Social Justice & Empowerment Minister of Gujarat and Shri Gautam Shah, Mayor of Ahmedabad at The Waterfront at NID Paldi, this is the third Leg of The Great India Run conceptualised by ProSportify in association with MobieFit Technologies which started from New Delhi on the 17th of July. Simultaneously, a 5k fun run was also flagged off till the Vallabh, Sadan Riverfront Route that saw people of Ahmedabad city come out to celebrate the joy of running.
Icon Runner Milind Soman arrived in the city yesterday to run for the cause of fitness advocated by the country’s first ever multi-city marathon. He is going to cover a stretch of 570 kms in nine days traversing through the scenic town of Silvassa. Alongside him are Nasir Kakar and Ritu Joshi. Dinesh Heda would be joining them a day later from Vadodara. Milind along with the group of ultra runners would reach Mumbai from their respective routes on the 4th of August 2016, two days ahead of the earlier scheduled date.
“Great India Run is a celebration of the sport, and a way for runners of all ages and abilities to share their passion for running and inspire others to get moving. I look forward to promote a healthy lifestyle and facilitate runners to display their best sportsmanship.” Said Milind Soman, Icon Runner for The Great India Run, just minutes before embarking on his journey for Mumbai from Ahmedabad via Silvassa.
The aim of The Great India Run is to promote fitness in the country, and the route which began in Delhi traversing through parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Maharashtra apart from Delhi attempts to do just that. At its major pit stops, the run has also organized 5k runs to involve the local community in the sport of running. The fun runs were held in Ghaziabad, Delhi, Gurugram, Jaipur, and today in Ahmedabad. Silvassa, which is the next destination, will see both a 5k and 21k run, while the end point of Mumbai will see a 5k run. Keeping the spirit of sport in mind, proceeds from the fun runs will go to the “Go Sports Foundation” in order to help future Olympians make a mark in the sporting world.
The Ultra Runners, who are running from Delhi to Mumbai are also well on their way to completing The Great India Run two days ahead of schedule. Aiming to finish the run by the 4th of July rather than the 6th, they’ve been spurred on by a pleasant change in the weather. The contingent consists of Arun Bhardwaj, Siddarth Choudhary, David Bredo, Yuri Esperson, Meenal Kotak, Ranjana Deopa, Melanie Delaney, Joginder Chandna, Sreekanth Reddi, Pia Hansson, Shweta Sharma, Sunil Sharma, Dhanaee Kumar and Kaushal Chauhan along with two Ambulances, a Nutrition vehicle and a nutritionist, three physiotherapists, and two masseurs with a support staff of 40.
The noble and philanthropic aim of The Great India Run has seen sponsors drive support for the event. Tata Salt, the all-conquering salt giant has been roped in as the title sponsor while Aquaguard has backed the event as well. Adidas, the elite sports apparel brand is outfitting the athletes during this tough excursion. NewsX, the iTV owned and operated 24hour news channel is on board as producer of the run, and will telecast live the most crucial moments of the race.
Search for missing IAF aircraft continues by Ships and Aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and assets of other resource agencies for the sixth consecutive day.
A total of 12 ships (02 ICG + 10 IN) are presently carrying out search in the designated areas. In Addition, 10 air sorties (02 ICG, 02 IN , 06 IAF ) are planned for undertaking sea-air coordinated search on 27 Jul 16. Despite unrelenting efforts of the search units, nil debris/survivors has been sighted till this press release.
Dedicated efforts are continuing to search and locate the missing IAF aircraft continues.
Two Indians, Carnatic musician TM Krishna and human rights activist Bezwada Wilson have been conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016. While the Chennai-born Carnatic vocalist Krishna has been awarded for ensuring social inclusiveness in culture, Karnataka born Wilson has been lauded for his efforts towards asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity.
The Magsaysay Award is an annual award, named after former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, to honour greatness of spirit in selfless service to the peoples of Asia. AIR correspondent reports other winners are Conchita Carpio-Morales from Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa from Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Vientiane Rescue from Laos.
Bezwada Wilson is the national convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan. He has been named as an awardee for asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity. 50-year-old Wilson, born into family involved in manual scavenging in Kolar Gold Fields township in Karnataka, was the first in his family to pursue a higher education. He spent 32 years on his crusade to eradicate manual scavenging.
The other Indian awardee, 40 year old Carnatic musician Krishna has been hailed in the citation as showing that music can indeed be a deeply transformative force in personal lives. He was born in Chennai, and trained from the age of six in the Carnatic music under masters of the form. Though he earned a degree in economics, Krishna chose to be an artist and quickly rose to become a highly-admired concert performer.
Hillary Clinton has made history by clinching the Democratic White House nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major party in the US Presidential race. Clinton, who has been Secretary of State, First Lady and Senator from New York, secured her nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after a majority of the 4,764 party delegates formally backed her.
Her rival from the primaries, Bernie Sanders moved a resolution for her nomination when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont — sending out a vital message of unity for a party struck by deep divisions. Moments later, the Democratic delegates nominated Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republican Donald Trump.
Clinton’s nomination was proposed by Congresswoman Barbara A Mikulski, the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations. After clinching the nomination, sixty-eight-year old Clinton tweeted one word: History. She will accept the nomination in a speech tomorrow. The US Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 8th of November this year.
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