AirAsia A320. Photo: Courtesy, Airbus. Driven by record after-tax earnings of MYR1.07 billion at AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia), the AirAsia Group posted a stunning MYR1.52 billion ($500.1 million) net profit in 2010, well more than double MYR359.5 million in net income earned in 2009. Income for the Malaysia-based flagship more than doubled from MYR506.3 million in 2009 (ATW Daily News, Feb. 26, 2010). Group "core operating profit," essentially operating profit before ...

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