INTRO: AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 180.
AirAsia claimed the coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ for the second year in a rowat the prestigiousWorld Travel Awards 2014Grand Final Gala Ceremony, which was held in Anguilla.
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of AirAsia, received the award from Graham Cooke, President of World Travel Awards at theGrand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2014.
The World Travel Awards, also hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry recognizes companies, organizations 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 AirAsiaAllstars. 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 recognized globally, and we are taking this win as a renewal of our commitment in creating a great travel experience to 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 these are just a few of the constant innovations that we work hard to bring to our guests. We will continue to innovate to better serve our markets,” addedDatuk Kamarudin Meranun.