AIRASIA has once again claimed the ‘Asia’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ title at the prestigious World Travel Awards (Asia & Australasia) Gala 2014, which was held in New Delhi, India yesterday. This is the third consecutive year for AirAsia to be awarded this coveted title.
The AirAsia Group was represented by Mittu Chandilya, CEO of AirAsia India, who received the award at the gala.
AirAsia received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the region, surpassing other nominees in the ‘Asia’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ category, namely Air India Express, Firefly, Go Air, JetKonnect, Jetstar Airways and Nok Air.
The airline is also nominated for the ‘World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline’ category for the second consecutive year in the upcoming World Travel Awards 2014 to be held in November.
Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer said, “We are ecstatic to retain the top spot in this category since it was created in 2012. It has been an exhilarating and rewarding journey for AirAsia throughout the years and we are happy that our guests around the region recognise the effort we put into creating a great travel experience for everyone. Special thanks to our 15,000-strong AirAsia Allstars throughout the region, who have been instrumental in the success of AirAsia across all fronts.
“This year, we have increased and enhanced our Fly-Thru connections with over 700 connections available throughout our network; launched our Premium Flex service, targeting business travellers with flexibility of flights; started testing our low-cost Wi-Fi on board which we will be launching soon; and these are just a few of the constant innovations that we work hard to bring to our guests. Winning this title three years in a row is testament that listening to our guests and giving them the best value is crucial. We would like to thank everyone for believing in us and voting for us.”
AirAsia was also named Asia’s Best and World’s Best Low Cost Airline by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009-2014.