AirAsia X completes restructuring

SEPANG, Malaysia, 18 March 2022: AirAsia X (AAX) lodged the Sanction Order on Wednesday for its debt restructuring with the Registrar of Companies have completed the formalities of restructuring.

The debt restructuring proposal was approved by its creditors on 12 November 2021 and by the High Court of Malaya on 16 December 2021.

The lodgement of the Sanction Order means that the financial effects can be recognised in the financial statements of the company and, as a result, AAX will be able to reverse MYR33 billion of liabilities and provisions for liabilities that have been waived under the scheme. The full effects on the income statement and balance sheet of the company will be reflected in the next quarterly Bursa announcement.

The lodgement of the Sanction Order will now pave the way for the completion of the proposed fundraising.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail noted: ”This is another significant step in rebuilding AAX, post-pandemic. We are returning to the skies in a robust position where we can once again offer the best value fares and customer service excellence that our customers deserve.

“Cargo has been a strong lifeline for AAX, and our recovery is already underway as a combination carrier with equal emphasis on cargo and passenger revenues.

“We look forward to offering more value for money services across our core network in tandem with cargo and consumer demand. In the next two months, we will recommence passenger services to several more international destinations in line with borders reopening with exciting offerings for guests and particularly to customers who have travel credits with us.”