AirAsia X net loss widens to RM308mil


The closure of international borders following the Covid-19 pandemic dragged the long-haul carrier’s revenue down by 94% to RM59.91mil during the quarter under review from RM1.01 bil previously.

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd’s (AAX) net loss widened to RM308.46mil in the third quarter ended Sept 30 from RM229.89mil in the same quarter last year.

The closure of international borders following the Covid-19 pandemic dragged the long-haul carrier’s revenue down by 94% to RM59.91mil during the quarter under review from RM1.01 bil previously.

For the cumulative nine-month period, AAX’s net loss ballooned to RM1.16bil against RM393.67mil while revenue shrank to RM1.08 bil from RM3.20bil previously, the airline said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia.

On Oct 6, AAX announced a proposed debt restructuring scheme to reconstitute the RM63.5bil debt into a principal amount of RM200mil, which is payable annually over a period of up to five years.

“The implementation of the scheme is ongoing and its success is critical to the ability of the company to raise new funding, either as debt or equity, and to continue as a going concern, ” it added.

In a separate filing today, Mercury Securities Sdn Bhd, on behalf of the airline’s board, announced that Bursa Malaysia Securities had, vide its letter dated today, resolved to grant AAX an extension of time until Jan 6,2021, to submit the application for the proposed share consolidation and the draft circular to the AAX shareholders in relation to the proposals. — Bernama

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