PT Indonesia AirAsia has established itself in the low cost carrier (LCC). Over the past year, Indonesia AirAsia managed to collect revenue of IDR 3.7 trillion. This achievement is up 34.4% over 2010 revenue of IDR 2.7 trillion.
The increase is due to the addition of passenger revenue during 2011. "Indonesia Air Asia’s passengers increased 28% from year to year," said Jasmindar Kaur, AirAsia Berhad Company Secretary.
The report noted, the number of Indonesia AirAsia passengers achieved 5 million people last year. This number jumped 27.7% of total passengers in 2010 that as many as 3.9 million people. The increase is due to increased passenger Indonesia AirAsia passenger capacity of 5.1 million passengers to 6.4 million passengers. Of payload capacity, the average occupancy rate (load factor) is stable at 77%.
In addition, the number of flights by Indonesia AirAsia also increased 24% last year. In 2010 Indonesia AirAsia flight frequency reached 29,668 times, then last year the frequency of flight reached 36,653 times.
However, despite increased revenue, but Indonesia AirAsia's net profit in 2011 fell 86.9% from IDR 474.4 billion in 2010 to IDR 62.08 billion. Increased of burden of financing may the cause of the decline in net income. In addition, crude oil prices rose sharply last year also helped hoist the price of aviation fuel. "That's why Indonesia AirAsia's fuel costs last year totaled IDR 1.7 trillion," continued Jasmindar. These costs increased 67.2% of fuel costs in 2010 which amounted to IDR 1.02 trillion.
Not only Indonesia AirAsia is reaching revenue growth. Last year, the parent company of Indonesia AirAsia, AirAsia Bhd which also managed to record a revenue of RM 4.47 billion, up 13.31% of revenues in 2010 which amounted to RM 3.9 billion.
However, similar to Indonesia AirAsia, AirAsia Berhad's net profit also fell 46.8% from RM 1.06 billion to RM 564.1 million. This is triggered by rising fuel costs 41.6% of RM 1.2 billion in 2010 to RM 1.7 billion in 2011. AirAsia Bhd while the number of passengers increased 12%, from 16 million passengers in 2010 to 17 million passengers in 2011. That, supported by increased transport capacity of Air Asia as much as 9%. In addition, this increase was also supported by the addition of the fleet. When in 2010 AirAsia Bhd has 53 fleet, then in 2011 increased to 57 fleet.