[AIRASIA GROUP BERHAD，燃油正在增加成本压力]
Deposits, bank and cash balances increased to RM2.034b, total borrowings decreased to RM3.253b and Liabilities directly associated with assets held for sale was RM5.913b; translated to net debt of RM7.132b.
Load factor was at 87% in 1Q18 compared to 89% in 1Q17. Average fare has remained constant at RM171 year on year, whilst the overall Revenue Per Available Seat KM (RASK) of the Group has decreased 2% to 14.68 sen in 1Q18 against 14.91 sen in 1Q17.
AirAsia India recorded a net loss of INR974.3 million (quarter ended 31 March 2017: net loss of INR426.4 million) in the quarter under review out of which RM31.4m (quarter ended 31 March 2017: RM4.2 million) is equity accounted in the AirAsia Berhad income statement.
AirAsia Japan recorded a net loss of RM36.6 million (quarter ended 31 March 2017: net loss RM39.7 million) in the quarter under review of which RM21.5 million (quarter ended 31 March 2017: RM19.5 million) is equity accounted in the financial statements of AirAsia Berhad.
Fuel is adding cost pressure and to mitigate this, the Group is actively reducing costs by driving more ancillary sales and ensuring better performance by all Associate airlines.
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