AirAsia has done it again. It has bagged the Best Low-Cost Airline award this year, consistently nailing the award for the last seven years. The recognition was accorded by Skytrax during awarding ceremonies in Le Bourget, Paris.
Skytrax is a UK-based research and survey firm which operates a review and ranking web site on airports and airlines. It is widely used by the airline sector, its clientele, and aviation policy makers, among others.
AirAsia’s group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said that he is proud of AirAsia staff and the team spirit it displayed during recent challenges.
He also said that consistently bagging the award for 7 straight years is a great privilege.
He expressed gratitude to the airline’s stakeholders and clientele for their unending support. In return, he gave assurance that management will continue to improve services with the help of technology and ensure that travelers get optimum value for money.
Also present was AirAsia Bhd’s Executive Chairman, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun who mentioned that the award is proof of the airline’s continuing efforts at improving services and expanding networks.
Since its inception, the AirAsia group has strived to be a market leader in the airline industry. Through the years it has upped the level of air travel. At present, flying with AirAsia means having options to access interactive travel and leisure guides, mobile applications, Wi-Fi, and soon, Duty Free shops via online systems.
Short-haul, budget air carriers namely Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, AirAsia Bhd, and AirAsia India make up the AirAsia group of airlines.
Fleet age of A320s being operated by the group has an average of 3 years. AirAsia also has plans to beef up existing A320s within the next 13 years by adding 475 more Airbuses.