Air Asia

Topics: AirAsia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines Pages: 5 (1256 words) Published: March 31, 2013
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AirAsia Berhad is a Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. It is Asia's largest low-fare, no-frills airline and a pioneer of low-cost travel in Asia.[4] AirAsia group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to 78 destinations spanning 25 countries. Its main hub is the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Its affiliate airlines Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia Japan have hubs in Don Mueang International Airport, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Clark International Airport and Narita International Airport respectively. AirAsia's registered office is in Petaling Jaya, Selangor while its head office is at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. AirAsia operates with the world's lowest unit cost of USD 0.023/ASK and a passenger break-even load factor of 52%. It has hedged 100% of its fuel requirements for the next three years, achieves an aircraft turnaround time of 25 minutes, has a crew productivity level that is triple that of Malaysia Airlines, and achieves an average aircraft utilisation rate of 13 hours a day.[7] All scheduled AirAsia departures from Kuala Lumpur use the Low cost carrier terminal. AirAsia had abolished its fuel surcharges on November 2008,[8] but, due to rising oil prices, the fuel surcharge was re-introduced in May 2011. Details:

Commenced operations18 November 1996
HubsKuala Lumpur International Airport
Secondary hubs
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Penang International Airport
Kuching International Airport
Frequent-flyer programBIG[1]
AirAsia X
Thai AirAsia
Indonesia AirAsia
AirAsia Philippines
AirAsia Japan
AirAsia India
Fleet size120 (+355 orders)
Destinations88 inc.subsidiaries
Company sloganNow Everyone Can Fly
Parent companyTune Group
HeadquartersRegistered office: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Head office: Kuala Lumpur International Airport Sepang, Selangor Key people
Tony Fernandes, Co-founder and Director
Aireen Omar, CEO[2]
Revenue RM 5.0 billion/US$ 1.62 billion(2012)[3]
Net income RM 1.88 billion/US$ 0.61 billion (2013)

Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MYX: 3786), doing business as Malaysia Airlines (abbreviated MAS), is the flag carrier of Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and with a secondary hub at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The airline has its headquarters on the grounds of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Airlines operates flights in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. It operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Tokyo. Apart from the airline the group also includes aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and aircraft handling. Malaysia Airlines has two airline subsidiaries: Firefly and MASwings. Firefly operates scheduled flights from its two home bases Penang International Airport and Subang International Airport. The airline focuses on tertiary cities. MASwings focuses on inter-Borneo flights. Malaysia Airlines has a freighter fleet operated by MASKargo, which manages freighter flights and aircraft cargo-hold capacity for all Malaysia Airlines' passenger flights. MASCharter is another subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, operating charter flights using Malaysia Airlines' aircraft. After recovering from past losses, Malaysia Airlines is keen on merger and acquisition (M&A) activities: particularly airlines in the Asia Pacific region. Malaysia Airlines was ranked second with score 88 in Aviation Week's Top Performing Companies which measures financial viability of an airline.


Founded1 May 1947 (65 years ago)(as Malayan Airways)
Commenced operations1 October 1972 (40 years ago)
HubsKuala Lumpur...
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