ANGUILLA – AirAsia claimed the coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ for the second year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2014 Grand Final Gala Ceremony, which was held in Anguilla on Sunday, a press release stated.
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of AirAsia, received the award from Graham Cooke, President of World Travel Awards at the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2014.
The World Travel Awards, also hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry recognises companies, organisations and brands that push the boundaries of industry excellence. AirAsia emerged as the winner in the ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ category, receiving the highest votes from travel professionals from around the globe, surpassing other nominees in the category, namely airberlin, easyJet, flydubai, JetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Kulula, Mango, Norwegian, Ryanair and also Southwest Airlines.
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “We are humbled and grateful to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year. This award will never be possible without the hard work, passion, dedication and creativity of our 15,000 AirAsia Allstars. Each and every one of them should be proud that their commitment to the airline has once again put AirAsia on the world map.
“It is indeed an honour to be recognised globally, and we are taking this win as a renewal of our commitment in creating a great travel experience for our guests.
“This year, we increased and enhanced our Fly-Thru connections with over 858 connections available throughout our network; launched our Premium Flex service, offering business travellers with flexibility of flights; launched our low-cost Wi-Fi on board, and ready to launch our AirAsia Asean Pass, which is designed to integrate the Asean community – these are just a few of the constant innovations that we work hard to bring to our guests. We will continue to innovate and better serve our markets,” added Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.
Earlier in October this year, AirAsia was also named ‘Asia’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ at the World Travel Awards (Asia & Australasia) Gala 2014.
AirAsia has also attained the title of Asia’s Best and World’s Best Low Cost Airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014.