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Air Asia: Second Quarter 2020 Preliminary Operating Statistics

10 August 2020, Sepang, Malaysia

AirAsia X Berhad (“AirAsia X” or “the Company”) announces its operating statistics for the second quarter of 2020 (“2Q20”).

The Company had announced the temporary hibernation of its fleet towards the end of the first quarter of 2020. To date, the hibernation remains in place as international borders at our destinations remain closed. In 2Q20, the Company posted a Passenger Load Factor (“PLF”) of 38%, while the number of passengers carried was recorded at 2,291, which came on the back of flights ferrying cargo with minimal passenger take-up during the month of April 2020. The Company’s Available Seat Kilometres (“ASK”) reduced to 31 million from 8,442 million during the quarter under review.                                    

During 2Q20, the Company maintained only minimal operations in supporting repatriation of travellers as well as freight and cargo services. The total number of sectors flown on charter and cargo basis totalled up to 146 during the period.

AirAsia X Thailand reported a PLF of 82% in 2Q20, as seat capacity was recorded at 377, and passengers carried totalled up to 309 during the quarter. Similarly with AirAsia X Malaysia, our Thai associate announced the hibernation of its fleet earlier this year, and remains in hibernation to date.

AirAsia X Malaysia’s fleet size stood at 24 A330 aircraft while AirAsia X Thailand’s fleet size remained unchanged at 14 A330 aircraft during the quarter. This brings the total for the AirAsia X Group’s fleet size to 40 A330 aircraft as at the end of 2Q20, which includes 2 aircraft with AirAsia X Indonesia, which has been suspended since 2019.    

Second Quarter 2020 Operating Statistics

(1) Number of earned seats flown. Earned seats comprise seats sold to passengers (including no-shows) and seats provided for promotional purposes  (2) Number of seats flown  (3) Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) / Available Seat Kilometres (ASK)  (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,  *excluding charter and cargo flights   (7) Fleet distribution for AirAsia X Group includes 24 aircraft for AirAsia X Malaysia, 6 aircraft for AirAsia X Thailand (excluding 8 aircraft which are on direct third-party lease to AirAsia X Thailand) and 2 aircraft for AirAsia X Indonesia
(1) Number of earned seats flown. Earned seats comprise seats sold to passengers (including no-shows) and seats provided for promotional purposes(2) Number of seats flown(3) Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) / Available Seat Kilometres (ASK)(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, *excluding charter and cargo flights(7) Fleet distribution for AirAsia X Group includes 24 aircraft for AirAsia X Malaysia, 6 aircraft for AirAsia X Thailand (excluding 8 aircraft which are on direct third-party lease to AirAsia X Thailand) and 2 aircraft for AirAsia X Indonesia

Source: Air Asia, Photo: Reuters

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