AirAsia Named World's Leading Low-cost Airline 2014

9th Dec 2014

The low-cost giant has added another feather to its cap when it was named 'World's Leading Low-cost Airline' by a prestigious award-giving body this year, its second in a row. The recent award is another addition to its growing collection of awards and recognition from various organizations around the world.

This year, AirAsia bested ten other nominees in the 'World's Leading Low-cost Airline' category during the event held recently in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, a British overseas territory.

Other airlines nominated to the same category included airberlin, Ryanair, easyJet, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Norwegian, Jetstar Airways, flydubai, Mango, and Kulula.

Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia co-founder and executive chairman, said that they are humbled with the recent accolades that the airline received from the prestigious organization such as the World Travel Awards.

World Travel Awards is held annually since 1993 and final awards have been held in various locations around the world to recognize the best in the tourism industry. The recipients of the awards during the finals event were chosen and voted by travel professionals from a set of nominations. Those who garner the most number of votes in each category are declared winners.

AirAsia also got the same awards during last year's edition.

During the awards' Asia and Australasia Finals Gala in October this year, it was named as the region's Leading Low-cost Airline' as well.

Modesty aside, the airline is not strange to awards and honors, as it has always been recognized for its service efficiency and continuously exceeds industry standards in almost every aspect of its operations.

AirAsia holds the distinction as one of the few airlines that has been awarded for six consecutive years, from 2009 to 2014, for the same category, the Best Low-cost Airline in both Asia and World finals.

Mr. Meranum was very ecstatic about the recent honor and that he credited it to the dedication of its more than 15,000 AirAsia Allstars, the people who work behind the success of the airline. He said that it is impossible to get the honor without the hard work and passion of its people to serve their valued customers.

He disclosed that the airline group has increased its Fly-thru connections to more than 850 across its network. Additionally, it has introduced this year the Premium Flex service, basically a fare type that allows flexibility to business travelers.

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