AirAsia wins World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Award at Skytrax again!

AirAsia - Skytrax - Tony Fernandes

AirAsia awarded with the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Award by Skytrax for 8th year in a row, while AirAsia X clinches the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin and Premium Cabin Seat for the 4th consecutive year.

AirAsia has done it again!

AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the eighth year running at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Skytrax dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 104 nationalities, measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.

To receive the award, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Berhad CEO Aireen Omar were present along with CEOs from AirAsia Group affiliates.

They also flew in an Airbus A320 with special Skytrax livery to commemorate its eighth straight win in the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline category.

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AirAsia is Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried and by jet fleet. It comprises short-haul affiliates AirAsia Berhad (airline code AK), Indonesia AirAsia (QZ), Thai AirAsia (FD), Philippines AirAsia (Z2) and AirAsia India (I5), and long-haul affiliates AirAsia X (D7), Thai AirAsia X (XJ) and Indonesia AirAsia X (XT).

A pioneer in travel and technology, AirAsia offers a wide range of innovative products such as mobile app, extensive self-service options, inflight wifi, interactive travel guides, premium coffee, scrumptious inflight meals, online duty-free shopping, Premium Flex and Fly-Thru.

Fly-Thru service gives travelers the convenience of hassle-free transfers from Kuala Lumpur and other transit hubs in Thailand and Indonesia, without having to pass through immigration. Collecting of check-in baggage will be at your end destination already. Such an easy and effortless way to travel just like what we did during our Bangkok and Penang trips.

AirAsia operates one of the youngest fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft in the world, with an average age of 3 years across all affiliates, with firm orders for over 300 Airbus A320neo deliveries up through 2028.

In addition to its modern fleet, AirAsia boasts an extensive route network to over 100 destinations in Asia Pacific, including some 60 unique routes in the Asean region, and unmatched flight frequencies.

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 100 destinations. Within 15 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 330 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across Asia Pacific. AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.


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