I’ve always believed that the measure of one’s success is staying power. That could not be any more evident and truer than with AirAsia’s continuous rise, not to mention the recognition they constantly receive.
Just today, AirAsia is once again the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline. An award they have received for the ninth year in a row.
Asia’s largest low-cost carrier won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards during the International Paris Air Show in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport here today. I am so glad to have witnessed this awarding and to share in their joy.
9 straight years is no small feat.
During the formal festivities, AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan, who has been with the company for 20 years, accepted the award, accompanied by AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos.
David Foster and Roberto Carlos
David Foster, for those who aren’t aware (or if you’ve been living under a rock your whole life), is a world-renowned Canadian producer, musician, songwriter and composer who has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations over the span of almost four decades.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017
Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax World Airline Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.
Tony Fernandes at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017
According to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes who was present during this momentous occasion, Asean has created a world record today. AirAsia is now nine times world champion. To put things into perspective, he added, Brazil won the FIFA World Cup five times, Michael Jordan was NBA champion six times and Michael Phelps holds the record for most first place finishes at a single Olympics with eight gold medals.
Tony Fernandes stresses that they take the world champion title seriously. He promises that AirAsia will strive to continue to improve for both their guests and shareholders. He shares that over the last 15 years they have created a great brand and over the next 15, they want to move towards One AirAsia, a truly Asean community airline. He expressed his desire to recreate themselves as a digital airline and use technology to drive more value.
Tony Fernandes continued, “We are humbled for the support shown by our valued guests and we thank them for voting for us nine times in a row. We asked David and Roberto to accept this award with Suhaila to inspire our staff to emulate these two amazing gentleman in music and sports to be world champion and be the very best in all they do.”
AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan expressed what an amazing honour it is to be given the opportunity to accept the award on behalf of AirAsia and her fellow Allstars. According to her, they are the real champions. She shares that hers has been an incredible 20 years, being part of AirAsia’s journey from a domestic Malaysian airline to the world’s best. With a great team fueled by passion, hard work and dedication, Hassan has no doubt they will continue to live up to their reputation as the world’s number one LCC as they expand to China, Vietnam and beyond.
Expect great things ahead!
Congratulations, AirAsia, for a job well done — once again! Truly, the world’s best is here to stay for many more years to come. Proud of you guys!
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