5 Year Key Operating Statistics


  Audited
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Operating data:  
Seat capacity 3,072,981 3,860,480 5,150,574 4,848,974 5,935,111
Passengers carried 2,580,946 3,161,456 4,230,952 3,613,537 4,688,077
RPK(1) (millions) 13,601 15,857 20,817 17,552 23,188
ASK(2) (millions) 16,231 19,309 25,374 23,388 29,343
Passenger load factor(3) (%) 83.8% 82.1% 82.0% 75.0% 79.0%
Average passenger fares(4) (RM) 554.76 525.20 468.80 493.00 540.00
Average ancillary revenue per passenger(5) (RM) 142.36 145.00 139.40 131.80 137.09
Revenue per RPK(6) (sen) 14.31 14.68 14.66 17.45 17.28
Revenue per ASK(7) (sen) 12.00 12.06 11.97 13.13 13.68
Cost per ASK(8) (sen) 11.56 11.98 12.91 13.75 12.87
Cost per ASK (excluding fuel)(9) (sen) 5.86 6.28 6.92 9.38 9.07
Fleet size at year end 11 19 26 27 30
Number of sectors flown(10) 8,187 10,240 13,662 13,033 15,743
Average stage length (kilometres)(11) 5,306 5,002 4,927 4,761 4,944
Average Aircraft utilisation (hours per day)(12)(12) 14.2 13.2 12.6 14.1 13.5
Fuel consumed ('000 barrels)
(scheduled and charter flights)
2,311 2,660 3,657 3,456 4,418
Average fuel price (USD per barrel)(13) 129.59 131.40 127.00 75.70 61.0
On time performance(14) (%) 85% 85% 84% 85% 79%
Number of Malaysia AirAsia X Employees at Year End 1,300 2,011 2,380 2,204 2,621
  1. Represents revenue passenger kilometres, which is the number of paying passengers carried on scheduled flights multiplied by the number of kilometres those passengers were flown.

  2. Represents available seat kilometres, which is the total number of seats available on scheduled flights multiplied by the number of kilometres those seats were flown.

  3. Represents RPK as a proportion to ASK.

  4. Represents revenue from passenger seat sales on scheduled flights plus fuel surcharge, divided by the passengers carried on scheduled flights during the period.

  5. Represents ancillary revenue plus revenue from the sale of our AirAsia Insure products which is contained in the line item "Other income" in our audited and unaudited consolidated income statements.

  6. Calculated as (i) total revenue (including charter flights), as adjusted for certain revenue and expense items which are contained in the line item "Other income" in our audited and unaudited consolidated income statements relating to the operation of our airline services, including, but not limited to, airport taxes, revenue from the sale of our AirAsia Insure products and insurance claims, (ii) divided by RPK.

  7. Calculated as (i) total revenue (including charter flights), as adjusted for certain revenue and expense items that are contained in the line item "Other income" in our audited and unaudited consolidated income statements relating to the operation of our airline services, including, but not limited to, airport taxes, revenue from the sale of our AirAsia Insure products and insurance claims, (ii) divided by ASK.

  8. Calculated as (i) total operating expenses (including charter flights), as adjusted for airport taxes and to exclude certain fees related to the retirement of borrowings, unrealised foreign exchange gain / (loss) and other expenses not directly related to the operation of our airline services, and to include certain finance income items, including realised foreign exchange gain / (loss), (ii) divided by ASK.

  9. Calculated as (i) total operating expenses (including charter flights) excluding aircraft fuel expenses, as adjusted for airport taxes and to exclude certain fees related to the retirement of borrowings, unrealised foreign exchange gain / (loss) and other expenses not directly related to the operation of our airline services, and to include certain finance income items, including realised foreign exchange gain / (loss), (ii) divided by ASK.

  10. Calculated based on the sum of each of the quotients obtained by dividing the total number of days each operational aircraft was owned or leased by our Group during a period by the total number of days within such period.

  11. Represents the average number of kilometres flown per flight.

  12. Represents the average block hours per day per aircraft during the relevant period. Block hours are calculated by measuring the duration between the time of departure of an aircraft and the time of arrival at its destination.

  13. Calculated as average price for fuel oil for the period based on the reported mean price of fuel oil reported by Platts.

  14. A flight is deemed "on time" if the actual departure time is no more than 15 minutes later than the scheduled departure time.