NewZNew (Paris) : AirAsia has been named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the Skytrax World’s Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.
Skytrax is the global benchmark of airline excellence and one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry with 19 million customer surveys completed worldwide by over 160 nationalities, measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of an airline’s front-line products and services.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia was present to receive the awards at the Paris Air Show 2015 along with CEOs from the AirAsia Group.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “We faced many challenges this past year but I am proud to say that our staff banded together for our guests and we have emerged stronger than ever. To be named the ‘World’s Best’ for the seventh consecutive year is an incredible honour, and I dedicate it to the 17,000 AirAsia Allstars who are the force behind it all.”
“We would also like to thank our guests and stakeholders for continuing to believe in us. We are committed to continue innovating on all fronts to provide our guests with not only the best value but also a superior travel experience and convenience using technology,” added Tony Fernandes.
Also commenting on the recognition by Skytrax to AirAsia Group, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad said, “This recognition as Asia’s and the World’s Best reinforces the efforts that the Group is taking to strengthen our services and our network, and we will take every effort to live up to this recognition.”
The AirAsia Group consists of short-haul low-cost airlines AirAsia Berhad (airline code AK), Indonesia AirAsia (airline code QZ), Thai AirAsia (airline code FD), Philippines’ AirAsia (airline codes PQ & Z2) and AirAsia India (airline code I5).
Throughout its existence, AirAsia Group have established themselves as market leaders and innovators in travel and technology, offering not just flights but a wholesome travel experience with the introduction of the mobile app, interactive travel guides, full scale self-service options, WiFi on-board, premium coffee via Barista-In-The-Sky and much more lined up, such as online Duty Free shopping before schedule departure flights.
All airline affiliates in the AirAsia Group operate one of the youngest fleet of Airbus A320 in the world, with an average age of only 3 years group wide; with firm orders of 475 Airbus A320 aircraft and deliveries up till 2028.
In addition to the modern fleet, AirAsia offers consumer-friendly products and services complemented with everyday low fares, extensive route network, including over 60 unique routes in the Asean region and unmatched flight frequencies; along with convenient booking and payment channels; and value added services such as Fly-Thru, Premium Flex and much more.