KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd’s revenue for the second quarter is estimated to rise 16% compared with the previous corresponding period and 4% higher quarter-on-quarter to RM928mil on higher fare and traffic, said stockbroking research company ECM Libra Investment Research.
It said this would make the first half revenue hit 50% of the budget airline’s RM3.6bil target for the current financial year ending Dec 31.
“Revenue is expected to be sustained at 21.5 sen per km in the first quarter of the current financial year, higher by 33% year-on-year. We expect overall cost/available seat kilometres to rise year-on-year to 11.5 sen/available seat kilometres mainly on higher jet fuel,” it said in a statement yesterday.
The company also said it expected AirAsia to record 5% year-on-year higher adjusted net profit of RM135mil (up 22% quarter-on-quarter), assuming that non-fuel cost remained unchanged on a quarterly basis.