AirAsia rancang jual 25 pesawat, ceburi bidang perniagaan digital & restoran

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SEPANG: AirAsia Group Bhd merancang untuk menjual 25 pesawat miliknya kepada firma pelaburan swasta global yang berpangkalan di AS, Castlelake LP kerana mahu memberi tumpuan kepada perniagaan digitalnya.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan AirAsia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes berkata, penjualan itu juga akan memberi lebih banyak tunai kepada syarikat di samping menjadi syarikat aset ringan.

Katanya, ia juga membolehkan syarikat penerbangan itu menjana keuntungan bagi semua pesawat AirAsia pada harga yang tinggi dan mengelakkan risiko berlebihan.

“Ini membolehkan kami untuk mengembalikan tunai kepada pemegang saham dan melabur dalam perniagaan digital baharu. Standard Pelaporan Kewangan Malaysia (MFRS) 16 tidak akan memberi kesan ke atas kedudukan tunai AirAsia.

“Saya menghargai syarikat dengan penjanaan tunai, walaupun dengan standard berkenaan dan jika anda menggunakan keuntungan dan kerugian (P&L) untuk menganalisis kesan standard baharu MFRS 16, impak terbabit adalah kira-kira RM35 juta setahun. Ia tidak begitu ketara,” katanya dalam siri ciapan di akaun peribadi Twitter miliknya sewaktu mesyuarat agung luar biasa syarikat itu diadakan di sini, semalam.

Media yang hadir pada EGM itu bagaimanapun gagal mendapatkan penjelasan lanjut daripada Fernandes dan pengurusan tertinggi Kumpulan AirAsia yang enggan ditemu bual.

Mengulas lanjut dalam ciapannya, Fernandes berkata, langkah pelupusan pesawat itu juga memperlihatkan tindak balas berbeza daripada firma penyelidikan.

“Menjual pesawat adalah langkah yang bijak memandangkan ada penganalisis mengatakan kami membeli terlalu banyak pesawat. Penganalisis yang sama kini mengatakan kami kini ada banyak pesawat pajakan,” katanya.

Sumber : My Metro


Update #5

AirAsia berminat beli platform digital untuk tingkat perniagaan digital



Airasia Group Bhd berminat untuk membeli platform digital di luar negara bagi meningkatkan segmen perniagaan digitalnya.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan AirAsia Tan Sri Tony Fernandes berkata: "Pastinya...sebahagian akan menjadi M&A (penggabungan dan pengambilalihan), sebahagian lagi usaha sama."

Apabila ditanya negara mana yang disasarkan oleh kumpulan itu, beliau berkata: "Tunggu dan lihat."

Fernandes berkata demikian kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan ruang atas bangunan serba baharu AirAsia RedQ, di sini, malam ini. Turut hadir ialah Pengerusi Eksekutif AirAsia Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.

Pada masa hadapan, Fernandes berkata perniagaan digital akan menjadi sebahagian besar daripada hasil kumpulan.

"Bagaimanapun saya tidak mahu membuat sebarang ramalan tetapi beberapa tahun lalu saya ada katakan bahawa pendapatan sampingan akan menjadi bahagian yang besar daripada perniagaan kami, dan ia menjadi 25 peratus. Saya percaya digital akan menjadi lebih besar,” katanya.

Mengulas mengenai ruang atas bangunan serba baharu itu, Fernandes berkata ia bertujuan untuk memacu integrasi antara kakitangan daripada jabatan berbeza ke arah masa depan digital yang lebih menarik.

"Digital adalah berkisar tentang jabatan bekerjasama lebih rapat. Kami sedang dalam usaha mengujakan untuk menjadikan AirAsia lebih daripada sekadar syarikat penerbangan,” katanya.

-- BERNAMA

Update #4

Ministry and Airasia join forces to expand market for local produce




SEPANG: Malaysian-made products will be taking to the skies in a first between AirAsia and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.

The collaboration, involving over 500 products, was jointly announced by its minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and AirAsia group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes at the airlines’ head office here yesterday.

“AirAsia will initially offer eight local food products on all its flights.

Besides, 550 local businesses will be able to expand their market by offering their products on AirAsia’s eCommerce platforms Ourshop and Rokki,” he said during the launch of the “Buy Malaysia Products” campaign here yesterday.

Saifuddin said that AirAsia also agreed to waive the listing fee of RM5,000 for the 550 businesses under the programme.

“This is the first such ever collaboration where the campaign to promote local products is heading skywards.

“Previously, we did it on the ground by requiring that at least 30% of products at hypermarkets and supermarkets be made locally,” Saifuddin said.

Speaking to reporters later, Fernandes said it was one of his goals to help local businesses.

“We wanted to help more Malaysians fly when we first started the company 17 years ago and have now flown over 100 million passengers.

“We believe we can now help Malaysian businesses by promoting their products through this effort,” he said.

Fernandes said the company was looking at developing its T&Co snack and beverages into a franchise soon.

He said the company also intended to promote its inflight menu Santan by opening a fast food restaurant in London.


Sumber : The Star

Update #3

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AirAsia to boost digital ops, reward shareholders




PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Group Bhd, which is disposing of 25 aircraft to US-based global private investment firm Castlelake LP, intends to use the proceeds of the sale to ramp up its digital business and reward shareholders.

AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the disposal would provide the low-cost carrier with more cash at its disposal.

“Selling our aircraft monetises all our aircraft at high prices and avoids residual risk and allows us to return cash to shareholders and invest in our new digital business,” he said via Twitter following the company’s EGM yesterday.

On Dec 24, 2018, AirAsia announced that it was disposing of 25 aircraft to Castlelake LP in a deal worth US$768mil (RM3.22bil).

Later that month, AirAsia’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Asia Aviation Capital Ltd (AACL), entered into a share purchase agreement with Castlelake’s indirect entities for the disposal of its entire equity interest in Merah Aviation Asset Holding Ltd – which owns the aircraft.

The proposed disposal is expected to reduce AirAsia’s gross gearing ratio from 0.53 times to 0.24 times.

Separately, Fernandes said the impact of the MFRS 16 accounting standard on AirAsia is “not very material.”

“Even with that standard and if you use profit and loss for analysis, the impact of the new standard MFRS 16 is about RM35mil a year,” he said via Twitter.

The MFRS 16 is a new accounting standard for leases that took effect this year.

CGSCIMB in a report earlier this month said the new accounting standard would result in higher gearing levels for AirAsia.

The research house noted that AirAsia had sold 79 aircraft to lessor BBAM Ltd Partnership in 2018 and is expected to sell a further 25 planes to lessor Castlelake LP by the third quarter of this year.

Together with the other existing operating lease aircraft, CGSCIMB said AirAsia is expected to capitalise RM11.8bil worth of borrowings related to the operating leases in 2019, effectively bringing back to the balance sheet what had previously been off-balance sheet.

“The impact would be to raise reported gross gearing of 19% in 2018 to 198% on a pro forma basis after MFRS 16.

“The overall impact to profit and loss earnings from the above sale and leasebacks is negative because AirAsia would have to pay for the lessors’ profit margin as well as provide for a higher level of maintenance charges based on lessors’ conditions for lease returns, which tend to be strict.

“The net result would be a squeeze on AirAsia’s profit margins.”

Meanwhile, AllianceDBS Research said AirAsia’s outlook remains steady as market leader in the industry with 41.7% market share.

“Expansion plans are under way with 18 new aircraft for 2019. Available seat kilometres (ASK) is expected to grow at 9.8% and revenue passenger kilometres at 10.1% backed by load factors of 84.7%. Subdued fuel prices would help support earnings,” it said.


Sumber : The Star

Update #2

Cancellation of JV low-cost carrier in Vietnam unlikely to impact AirAsia Group expansion plan

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(April 18, RM2.43)


Maintain buy with an unchanged target price (TP) of RM3.40: AirAsia Group Bhd’s (AAGB) wholly-owned subsidiary AirAsia Investment Ltd together with Gumin Company Ltd and Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company have decided to terminate and release each other from all obligations under the transaction agreements of the proposed joint venture (JV) with effect from Wednesday. According to the initial plan, the formerly proposed new low-cost carrier in Vietnam was set to be launched in the third quarter of financial year 2019 (3QFY19).

While the cancellation of the JV may appear to negatively impact AAGB’s expansion plan, we do not think that this is the case. In early April, AAGB introduced Can Tho to its network of routes with a weekly frequency of four flights. In fact, this is the first-ever international flight to Can Tho, indicating AAGB’s lead as an international airline for that destination. Can Tho is AAGB’s sixth destination in Vietnam, while new services between Bangkok and Can Tho are set to be commenced in May. With 8.5 million visitors visiting the Mekong Delta in 2018, we opine that this destination has the potential to attract more visitors which will positively flow into AAGB’s load factor. Therefore, it is not imperative for AAGB to set up a JV carrier in Vietnam.

We maintain our FY19 and FY20 earnings estimates for AAGB as we did not impute any impact from the formerly proposed JV into our estimates. Moreover, AAGB did not make any financial commitments to the JV which would have cost RM58.2 million, representing a 30% stake in Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company.

We maintain “buy” with an unchanged TP of RM3.40 per share, pegging its FY19 forecast earnings per share at a price-earnings ratio (PER) of 10 times. It is notable that AAGB is trailing at a PER of 4.1 times, while its Asian peers are approximately trading at a PER above 10 times which we opine is unwarranted given the group’s position as the leading Asean low-cost carrier.

Based on our previous analysis of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (buy; TP: RM8.90) in our report on Monday, we opine that the proposed international departure levy will not have much impact on passenger growth. — MIDF Research, April 18

Sumber : the edge markets
 
AirAsia's Fernandes looking at setting up airline in China — report



KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 22): AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer and co-founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is eyeing to set up an airline in China in the longer term, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

In a report yesterday, Fernandes was quoted as saying that he views China as a foreign investment-friendly economy.

He said the market was already critical for AirAsia, with the group recording almost 20% of its annual sales from Chinese destinations.

"We have to make sure that we can be relevant in such a huge market," said Fernandes.

The news portal also revealed Fernandes was planning to launch an AirAsia Group affiliate in Cambodia, followed by China and Myanmar.

"I like Cambodia, China and Myanmar," Fernandes was quoted as saying in an interview.

After a third attempt to establish a Vietnam affiliate failed earlier this year, Fernandes said he had switched focus to other parts of the region.

"I don't have any plans in Vietnam for now after trying three times.

"We cannot find the right partner and now I think there are too many airlines there. ... Our time will come," he said.

Cambodian law does not restrict foreign ownership in the local airline industry, but new carriers are required to invest up to US$30 million in the country during the first three years, excluding aircraft.

The country's growing popularity as a tourist destination has already attracted several China-backed carriers, with six scheduled airlines now in the mix.

AirAsia Group currently has listed affiliate airlines in Indonesia and Thailand, with plans for a Philippine affiliate to go public next year.

"Sometimes it's easy to get a reliable partner but we must then make sure that the airport can take our growth and whether we can deliver a unique proposition to the market," Fernandes said.

"It's not always about the licence," he added.

In the longer term, his vision includes transforming AirAsia's online ticketing platform into a travel marketplace that would make the company the "Amazon of travel".

The first step along that path was to allow travellers to buy tickets on rival carriers through AirAsia.com.

Fernandes remains adamant that the new platform, powered by US online travel agency Kiwi.com, will not cannibalize AirAsia ticket sales.

"Even now, no one comes on AirAsia.com to straightaway purchase air tickets," Fernandes said. "They will definitely do some fare comparisons on some sites, and now I'm telling these people to do the comparison on our platform."

The next step will be to make hotel bookings and activities available on the same platform. Fernandes also intends to set up a separate Muslim-friendly online platform to tap into the vast global market for halal and Shariah-compliant tourism, Nikkei Asian Review reported.

It said the portal, to be known as "Ikhlas" — the Malay word for sincerity, will be launched "soon" and will include halal tours, hotels and restaurants worldwide.

At 10.49am, AirAsia shares gained 0.56% or 1 sen to RM1.79 for a market capitalisation of RM5.98 billion.

Sumber : the edge markets

Kerugian bersih AirAsia X meningkat

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerugian bersih AirAsia X Bhd meningkat kepada RM229.89 juta bagi suku ketiga berakhir 30 Sept 2019 daripada RM197.47 juta pada tempoh sama 2018 disebabkan kerugian akibat pertukaran asing sebanyak RM67.5 juta serta cukai tertunda RM71.76 juta.

Syarikat itu berkata bagaimanapun kerugian operasi bersih bagi suku berkenaan susut kepada RM69.46 juta berbanding RM205.23 juta pada tempoh yang sama 2018, didorong terutamanya oleh penerimaan insentif lapangan terbang dan harga bahan api lebih rendah.

Selain itu, susut nilai sebanyak RM138.2 juta telah diambil kira pada suku ketiga 2018, kata syarikat tambang rendah bagi penerbangan jarak jauh itu dalam kenyataan dengan Bursa Malaysia.

Sementara itu, perolehan bagi suku ketiga 2019 berkurangan kepada RM1.01 bilion daripada RM1.08 bilion yang dicatatkan tempoh sama 2018.

Bagi tempoh kewangan sembilan bulan, kerugian bersih AirAsia X meningkat kepada RM393.67 juta daripada RM213.43 juta pada tempoh yang sama tahun lepas manakala perolehan menokok kepada RM3.19 bilion daripada RM3.41 bilion.

Mengenai prospeknya, syarikat penerbangan itu berkata cabaran yang dihadapinya adalah daripada kelemahan ringgit berbanding dolar AS dan pelaksanaan levi pelepasan dari semua lapangan terbang Malaysia baru-baru ini, serta 'persaingan yang tidak rasional' dalam industri penerbangan tempatan.

"Bagaimanapun, syarikat dilindungi daripada turun naik harga bahan api memandangkan 86 peratus keperluan bahan api bagi suku keempat tahun ini telah dilindung nilai pada harga lindungi nilai Brent purata pada US$61 setong," menurut AirAsia X.

Ia berkata dalam mengharungi cabaran ini, AirAsia X giat memanfaatkan peluang perolehan dan melaksanakan disiplin kos untuk meningkatkan keberuntungan dalam persekitaran makroekonomi yang mencabar.

"Faktor permintaan dan faktor muatan dijangka kekal pada tahap yang agak baik. Di samping itu, gembira apabila mengetahui tambang asas purata mencatatkan aliran meningkat tahun ke tahun pada suku keempat," menurutnya.

AirAsia X berkata pengurusannya terus berusaha untuk mengurangkan kos dengan pelaburan dalam pendigitalan sebagai sebahagian usaha meluas AirAsia Group yang dijangka dapat mengurangkan kos bagi jangka panjang.

"Syarikat menjangkakan prestasi kewangan keseluruhan suku keempat 2019 kekal agak baik dengan pengurusan komited untuk memastikan pertumbuhan mampan dalam keadaan industri penerbangan global yang mencabar," katanya.

Sumber : astro awani

Fernandes berundur, Aireen Omar sertai lembaga pengarah Tune Protect

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Tony Fernandes meletakkan jawatannya sebagai pengarah bukan eksekutif Tune Protect Group Bhd berikutan penyusunan semula pasukan kepimpinan Kumpulan AirAsia manakala Aireen Omar dillantik sebagai pengarah bukan eksekutif.

Fernandes, yang merupakan pemegang saham utama syarikat itu serta ketua pegawai eksekutif Kumpulan AirAsia menjadi pengarah bukan eksekutif syarikat insurans digital tersebut pada 1 Julai selepas Datuk Kamarudin Meranun memutuskan untuk tidak dilantik semula sebagai pengarah dengan berakhirnya tempoh perkhidmatan beliau pada 30 Jun dengan Bank Negara.

Tune Protect dalam makluman kepada Bursa Malaysia berkata peletakan jawatan Fernandes berkuat kuasa Rabu (13 Nov) manakala pelantikan Aireen bermula 14 Nov.

Ketika ini Aireen memegang jawatan presiden Kumpulan AirAsia (RedBeat Ventures). Beliau merupakan lulusan ekonomi daripada London School of Economics and Political Science dan memegang ijazah Sarjana Ekonomi daripada Universiti New York.

Sumber : astro awani

Tony Fernandes letak semua jawatan kecuali di AirAsia, AirAsia X

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KUALA LUMPUR: Pengasas Bersama dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif AirAsia Group Bhd, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes akan meletakkan jawatannya sebagai Lembaga Pengarah dalam semua syarikat kecuali di AirAsia dan AirAsia X.

Dalam satu hantaran di akaun Twitter hari ini, Tony berkata keputusan yang dibuat olehnya itu adalah bagi membolehkan barisan pemimpin baharu dapat diketengahkan.

“Sebagai langkah pertama mengundurkan diri dan menggerakkan generasi berikutnya pemimpin @AirAsia ke hadapan, saya akan meletakkan jawatan dalam semua Lembaga Pengarah kecuali @AirAsia dan Airasia X,” katanya.

Selain AirAsia dan AirAsia X, Tony memegang jawatan dalam Lembaga Pengarah beberapa syarikat senaraian awam dan sendirian berhad, selain agensi kerajaan.

Beliau adalah Lembaga Pengarah Crescent Point Group, Caterham Cars Ltd, Tune Air Sdn Bhd, Tune Group, Tune Hotels Sdn Bhd, Loftus Road PLC, Tune Insurance Labuan Ltd, Capital OCA Bhd, Tune Money Sdn Bhd, Caterham Composites Ltd, Caterham Tech (M) Sdn Bhd, Dinato Racing Limited dan Epsom College Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Beliau juga menggotai Lembaga Pengarah dalam Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan Malaysia, sebuah agensi kerajaan yang bertanggungjawab mempromosikan pelancongan di Malaysia.

Pengumuman Tony itu dibuat ketika AirAsia sedang mula mengukuhkan kedudukannya dalam perniagaan digital bermula pada tahun ini.

Bulan lalu, AirAsia mengumumkan penyusunan semula kempimpinan bagi menyokong transformasi menjadi syarikat platform perjalanan dan kewangan, selain membina airasia.com menjadi jenama gaya hidup.

Tony akan bertindak sebagai Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) airasia.com, dengan tumpuan untuk melantik CEO baharu yang akan melapor terus kepadanya.

Sementara itu, Tony dalam beberapa hantaran Twitter awal tahun ini berkata, tumpuan AirAsia ketika ini juga adalah untuk menjadikan pasaran Indonesia dan Filipina lebih menguntungkan.

AirAsia juga akan memberikan tumpuan kepada pasaran India, Thailand, Vietnam serta Jepun.


Sumber : BH Online

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mcm ada tanda2 airasia nak jatuh je..

cepat2 la cover balik.. jgn jadi mcm MAS..
 

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kejap lagi Citilink masuk.. lg pening ni..
 

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sape lah malang jadi mangsa yg pegi beli tu...

pandai broker tu jual ..
mesti die cong pembeli ini barang baik punya cikgu perempuan pakai
 

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Dia dh nmpk pesaing dh start masuk....dl lwn ngn mas ja dan dia tau mas xsama ngn sagmen dia so senang2 ja dia kitai....la nie dia stanby awai2 sebab tu la just dl mn patut tkt jd libiliti nanti pd company....bijak betoi....
 

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kejap lagi Citilink masuk.. lg pening ni..
Citilink pon blom tentu bole untung..
takut jadi mcm Rayanair..

apapon, bile ECRL siap pon ade impak pada AirAsia melainkan dpt usik market baru..
 

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sape lah malang jadi mangsa yg pegi beli tu...

pandai broker tu jual ..
mesti die cong pembeli ini barang baik punya cikgu perempuan pakai
ahahaha...selalu tengok kereta untuk dijual ke bang :eek::eek::eek:
 

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dia tgk kerajaan up cukai bkn2..

play safe join digital market..

lepas nih nk spv lapangan terbang lgi..

boleh bungkus air asia..
 
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