Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 
 
 
Description: Description: a320 flyPreliminary Operating Statistics
 For 3rd Quarter for Financial Year Ended 2012
 
 
 
AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the company”) is pleased to announce the operating statistics for the 3rd Quarter 2012 (“2Q12”).
 
Malaysia AirAsia (“MAA”) posted strong load factor of 77% in 3Q12 despite Ramadan falling in this period. Capacity increased by 10% year-on-year as part of its strategy to increase frequencies on trunk routes during the holiday period. At the end of this period, MAA is operating 59 aircraft.
 
Thai AirAsia (“TAA”) posted positive 3Q12 load factor of 82%, a 2 ppt increase year-on-year, with approximately 2.0 million passengers carried or a 22% increase versus capacity increase of 19%. This uptrend corresponded to a continual strong tourism in the country based on number of tourist arrivals. TAA has received a new aircraft at the end of the period, adding to a total fleet of 25 aircraft.
 
Indonesia AirAsia (“IAA”) posted high load factor of 78% contributing to a peak Ramadan holiday peak period. Capacity was up 8% year-on-year in line with passenger growth mainly due to increased frequencies. Year-on-Year, IAA received 3 new aircraft and currently have 19 aircraft in operation.
 
 
Malaysia
               
3rd Quarter 2012 Operating Statistics
Malaysia AirAsia
JUL - SEPT 2012
2012
2011
Change (%)
Passenger Carried1
4,748,964
4,341,052
9
Capacity2
6,189,480
5,601,600
10
Load Factor (%)3
77
77
-



ASK (mil)4
7,077
6,490
9
RPK (mil)5
5,505
5,058
9



Number of stages6
34,386
31,115
10
Average stage length (km)
1,145
1,158
(1)
Size of fleet at month end7
59
54
9


Thailand
 
3rd Quarter 2012 Operating Statistics

Thai AirAsia
JUL - SEPT 2012
2012
2011
Change (%)
Passenger Carried1
1,962,055
1,610,302
22
Capacity2
2,402,820
2,021,040
19
Load Factor (%)3
82
80
2



ASK (mil)4
2,564
2,269
13
RPK (mil)5
2,079
1,813
15



Number of stages6
13,349
11,228
19
Average stage length (km)
1,067
1,123
(5)
Size of fleet at month end7
25
21
19


Indonesia

3rd Quarter 2012 Operating Statistics
 
Indonesia AirAsia
JUL - SEPT 2012
2012
2011
Change
(%)
Passenger Carried1
1,512,842
1,401,525
8
Capacity2
1,949,580
1,801,056
8
Load Factor (%)3
78
78
-



ASK (mil)4
2,349
2,375
(1)
RPK (mil)5
1,833
1,839
(0)



Number of stages6
10,831
10,240
6
Average stage length (km)
1,206
1,324
(9)
Size of fleet at month end7
19
20
(5)
 

Group
 
3rd Quarter 2012 Operating Statistics
Group
JUL - SEPT 2012
2012
2011
Change
(%)
Passenger Carried1
8,223,861
7,352,879
12
Capacity2
10,534,680
9,423,696
12
Load Factor (%)3
78
78
-



ASK (mil)4
11,991
11,134
8
RPK (mil)5
9,418
8,711
8



Number of stages6
58,566
52,588
11
Average stage length (km)
1,140
1,202
(5)
Size of fleet at month end7
103
95
10
 
 
(1)                Number of earned seats flown. Earned seats comprise seats sold to passengers (including no-shows)
(2)                Number of seats flown
(3)                Number of Passengers carried as a percentage of Capacity
(4)                Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) measures an airline’s passenger capacity. Total seats flown multiplied by the number of kilometres flown
(5)                Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) is a measure of the volume of passengers carried by the airline. Number of passengers multiplied by the number of kilometres these passengers have flown
(6)                Number of flights flown
(7)                Number of aircraft including spares
(8)                Group refers to Malaysia AirAsia’s, Thai AirAsia’s and Indonesia AirAsia’s operations only. 

Nation pays homage to Indira Gandhi on death anniversary

The nation remembers former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 28th death anniversary today with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the departed leader.

President, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among the first who paid floral tributes at her Samadhi ,Shakti Sthal,in New Delhi Wednesday morning .
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna were also present on the occasion.
Union Ministers Sushul Kumar Shinde, Salman Khurshid, M Veerappa Moily, Kamal Nath, P K Bansal and Narayana Swamy and Deepa Dasmunsi and Chiranjeevi also joined a large number of people who paid tributes.
Devotional songs were played at the venue.
A speech by Indira Gandhi was also played on the occasion.
Several functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion.
Sonia Gandhi to give away 27th Indira Gandhi Award to Gulzar
Renowned poet and film-maker Gulzar has been selected for the 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will give away the 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration to the 75-year-old lyricist and writer today in recognition of his yeoman work in promoting and preserving spirit of national integration in the country.

The award instituted in the name of late Indira Gandhi is given in recognition to outstanding contribution to this cause by individuals or institutions.

Cyclone 'Nilam' to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh


Cyclone 'Nilam' expected to make landfall this evening. Cyclone 'Nilam' is expected to make a landfall this evening between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, bringing in heavy rains in the region, with tide levels reaching 1.5 meters.

"The cyclonic storm, which lay about 320 km south-south east of Chennai at 0530 hrs today, will move North-North westwards and cross North Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh between Cuddalore and Nellore near Chennai by October 31 evening", a weather bulletin by the Met department said.
Storm surge of about one to 1.5 metres over the astronomical tide would occur, inundating low lying areas of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, it said.
Under the influence of the system, very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall (of 25 cm or more) is expected in the next 24 hours, it said.
"Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy fall would occur over south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and north Interior Tamil Nadu during the next 48 hours", it said.
Squally winds with speeds of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would prevail along north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The wind speed would gradually increase thereafter to touch 80-90 kmph as the system moves closer to the coast at the time of landfall, it said.
The condition of the sea would be "high" along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 36 hours, it said.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea in the next 48 hours.
Schools and colleges across several districts, including Chennai and Cuddalore, remained closed for the second day today on account of incessant rains.
The North-East monsoon which set in over Tamil Nadu on 19th October, has been very active and has already brought in copious rainfall in several parts of the state.

Sandy hits US

Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the US, battered the coastline of New Jersey, where a large number of Indian families reside, with 80 mph winds, pushing seawater up by an unprecedented 13-feet in New York City.
Floods inundated large number of areas in New York and New Jersey and an explosion at a sub-station on the east side of Manhattan's Midtown left 500,000 people without power.
Eyewitnesses said a huge ball of blue light exploded over Manhattan last night believed to be a powerful blast at Consolidated Edison station.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) declared an alert at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, which is currently in a regularly scheduled outage, as the water level reached the minimum high level criteria."Water level is rising in the intake structure due to a combination of a rising tide, wind direction and storm surge. It is anticipated water levels will begin to abate within the next several hours," the NRC said.
According to NRC, no plants had to shut down as a result of the storm although several plants were already out of service for regularly scheduled refueling and maintenance outages. All plants remain in a safe condition, with emergency equipment available if needed and NRC inspectors on-site.
The storm left a trail of death, and the toll is expected to mount. Two people perished in Mendham, New Jersey, when a tree struck their car, officials said.
In New York State, at least six persons were killed, including a 30-year-old man who died when a tree fell on his house. Two people died in other incidents. It also flooded ground-zero, the site of the 9/11 terror attacks here. There was also report of damage to facade of a building in Manhattan.
Two people were killed in Pennsylvania and a woman in Maryland died after hydroplaning into a tree, officials said. Authorities evacuated more than 200 patients and staff of a New York City hospital after its backup generator failed when the power was knocked out by the super storm.
According to initial estimates, the devastation has resulted in a loss of USD 10-20 billion. Sandy is no longer a hurricane because it's drawing energy from temperature differences and not the ocean, making the transition to a super storm that may push a wall of water ashore in the Northeast and lash the East with wind and rain.
John F Kennedy airport in New York City and other airports in the region have been shut down with more than 13,000 flights being cancelled in the storm affected areas. New York and New Jersey registered a record level of rainfall and shut down major transportation arteries.
Emergency has been declared in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The storm affected more than 50 million people along the entire East Coast from North Carolina to New Hampshire.
President Barack Obama cancelled his election campaign schedule mid-way and rushed back to the White House to personally monitor the situation. "I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. I'm worried about the impact on families, and I'm worried about the impact on our first responders. I'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation," Obama said at a White House news conference soon after he held a situation room meeting on the hurricane preparedness.
"You know, the election will take care of itself next week. Right now, our number-one priority is to make sure that we are saving lives, that our search-and-rescue teams are going to be in place, that people are going to get food, the water, the shelter that they need in case of emergency, and that we respond as quickly as possible to get the economy back on track," Obama said.
Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger in the November 6 presidential elections, also cancelled his campaign.
Sandy forces shutting of NYSE, Nasdaq for second day
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq remained closed for the second consecutive day, the first time since 9/11, as super storm Sandy swept across New York City, leaving the Wall Street powerless. NYSE Euronext and Nasdq OMX Group said they made their decision in consultation with industry executives and regulators, a
जमीन अधिग्रहण के विरोध में एकजुट हों किसान

मानेसर, 30 अक्तूबर 2012. सरकार की जमीन अधिग्रहण नीतियों का विरोध करने के लिए हरियाणा के किसानों ने आज मानेसर के न्यारम साध्य आश्रम में एक किसान महापंचायत बुलाई थी. इस महापंचायत में किसानों को समर्थन देने इंडिया अगेंस्ट करप्शन (आईएसी) के वरिष्ठ कार्यकर्ता अरविंद केजरीवाल, प्रशांत भूषण, योगेंद्र यादव, मनीष सिसोदिया, गोपाल राय, दिनेश वाघेला भी पहुंचे.

किसान महापंचायत में हरियाणा के सोनीपत, रोहतक, फतेहाबाद, भिवानी, फरीदाबाद, मेवात और गुडगांव के किसान संगठनों ने शिरकत की. ये किसान हरियाणा शहरी विकास प्राधिकरण (हुडा) और हरियाणा राज्य औद्योगिक एवं आधारभूत संरचना विकास निगम लिमिटेड (एचएसआईआईडीसी) द्वारा किसानों की ज़मीनें जबरदस्ती अधिग्रहित किए जाने का विरोध करने के लिए जुटे थे.

किसानों को संबोधित करते हुए अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा, जब से हमने रॉबर्ट वाड्रा के मामले का खुलासा किया है पूरे प्रदेश से किसान आकर हमें अपनी परेशानियां बता रहे हैं. जमीनें हड़पने के लिए सरकार तरह-तरह के नोटिस भेजकर किसानों को डरा रही है. हरियाणा के मुख्यमंत्री भूपिंदर सिंह हुडडा जिस गति से खेती की जमीनों का लैंड यूज बदल रहे हैं उसे देखकर तो ऐसा लगता है जैसे वह प्रदेश के प्रोपर्टी डीलरों के लिए काम कर रहे हैं.

किसानों ने बताया कि उनकी करोड़ों की जमीनों के मुआवजा के तौर पर केवल पांच सात लाख रुपए दिए जा रहे हैं. रिलायंस को एसईजेड बनाने के लिए दी गई जमीन पर काम खत्म करने की समय अवधि जून 2012 में खत्म हो गई लेकिन अब तक कोई काम शुरू नहीं हुआ है. सरकार वह जमीन किसानों को लौटाने की बजाए व्यवसायिक उद्देश्यों के लिए औद्योगिक घरानों को देने की योजना बना रही है.

अरविंद केजरीवाल ने किसानों से एकजुट होने का आह्वान किया. किसानों की जमीनों का अधिग्रहण बिना ग्राम सभा की अनुमति के किसी भी सूरत में नहीं होना चाहिए. अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा, किसानों की जमीनें हर हाल में वापस किसानों को मिलनी चाहिए. इसके लिए किसानों को एकजुट होकर लड़ना होगा. मैं उनकी लड़ाई में हर कदम पर साथ खड़ा मिलूंगा.

किसान महापंचायत में शामिल किसानों ने बताया कि सरकार अधिग्रहण कानूनों का सहारा लेकर किसानों की तीन फसली जमीनें भी उद्योगों और रिहायशी प्रोजेक्ट के लिए छीन रही है जबकि कायदे से केवल बंजर जमीनों का अधिग्रहण इस कार्य के लिए होना चाहिए. किसानों की पीड़ा पर अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करते हुए प्रशांत भूषण ने कहा, यह देश का दुर्भाग्य है कि प्राकृतिक संसाधनों की लूट में अब चुनी हुई सरकारें ही शामिल हो गई हैं. देश का आम आदमी और किसान सरकारों की प्राथमिकता में नहीं है. कानून देश की जनता की सुविधाओं का ख्याल करते हुए नहीं बल्कि उद्योग घरानों को फायदे पहुंचाने के लिए तैयार किए जाते हैं.

प्रशांत भूषण ने व्यवस्था द्वारा संचालित इस लूट का विरोध करने के लिए किसानों को व्यवस्था परिवर्तन के संघर्ष में शामिल होने का आह्वान किया. जमीनों के अधिग्रहण के लिए राष्ट्रहित के खोखले तर्क की तीखी आलोचना करते हुए योगेंद्र यादव ने सरकार को चुनौती दी कि वह पहले देश के बड़े-बड़े उद्योगपतियों औऱ पूंजीपतियों की संपत्तियों को अधिग्रहित करके दिखाए.

योगेंद्र यादव ने खेती-किसानी की दुर्दशा पर चिंता व्यक्त करते हुए कहा, सरकारों के पास शहरीकरण, औद्योगिकीकरण से लेकर हर चीज के लिए योजना है लेकिन किसानों के कल्याण के लिए कोई योजना नहीं. सरकारी मशीनरियां किसान को मजूदर बनाने के लिए पूरा जोर लगा रही हैं

इस महापंचायत में शामिल किसानों ने एकसुर में सरकार की भूमि अधिग्रहण नीतियों का विरोध करने की बात कही. किसानों को पूरे समर्थन की घोषणा करते हुए मनीष सिसोदिया ने कहा, अगर किसानों की ज़मीनें छीनकर केवल मॉल बनने लगेंगे तो देश का पेट कैसे भरेगा?”
मनीष सिसोदिया द्वारा व्यक्त चिंता का समर्थन करते हुए गोपाल राय ने कहा,  यूपी के भट्टा परसौल के किसानों के दर्द पर घड़ियाली आंसू बहाने के लिए राहुल गांधी चले जाते हैं लेकिन हरियाणा में उनके बहनोई और उनकी पार्टी की सरकार किसानों की जमीनें लूट रही है इस पर वह चुप क्यों हैं?”

किसान महापंचायत में हरियाणा के भारतीय किसान युनियन(बीकेयू) और संपूर्ण क्रांति मंच के सैकड़ों कार्यकर्ता भी शामिल हुए और उन्होंने आईएसी को किसानों की लड़ाई में सहयोग देने के लिए आभार व्यक्त किया. बीकेयू के नेता सतनाम सिंह ने किसानों की दिक्कतें रेखांकित करते हुए बताया, सरकार जमीनों का अधिग्रहण साल 2000 से कर रही है लेकिन पुनर्वास के लाभ 2011 से देने की बात हो रही है. यह किसानों का शोषण है.

संपूर्ण क्रांति मंच के राजीव गोदारा ने कहा, सरकार ने डीएलएफ द्वारा अधिग्रहित 30,000 एकड़ जमीनों को कानूनी मान्यता देने के लिए जमीन अधिग्रहण की तीस एकड़ की सीमा का प्रावधान खत्म कर दिया. यह प्रावधान 2011 में किया गया लेकिन उसे 1975 से ही प्रभावी माना गया. 35 साल पीछे से प्रभावी बनाने के पीछे एकमात्र मकसद डीएलएफ को फायदा पहुंचाना है क्योंकि डीएलएफ ने 1975 से जमीनें खरीदनी शुरू कीं.

किसान महापंचायत के संयोजक ओम प्रकाश ने हरियाणा सरकार को किसान विरोधी करार देते हुए कहा, गुडगांव में पहले 57 सेक्टर थे. अब सरकार शहरीकरण के नाम पर 58 नए सेक्टर जोड़ रही है ताकि बिल्डरों को फायदा पहुंचाया जा सके.

किसान महापंचायत की अध्यक्षता पूर्व आईएएस अधिकारी और संपूर्ण क्रांति मंच के संरक्षक श्री आर.सी. राव ने की.

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