Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 20.36 million customers surveyed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.
When AirAsia won the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline award last year (2017) in Paris, France, I was fortunate to have been invited to join the AirAsia Philippines entourage to cover the awarding in the city of lights and love.
AirAsia is the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier by Skytrax for 10 straight years!
Fast forward to today, AirAsia marks a huge milestone as the airline bags the coveted award yet again — a record 10 consectutive years! Truly a feat all its own.
AirAsia co-founder, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Group Berhad and Group CEO of AirAsia X Datuk Kamarudin Meranun accepted the award in London together with AirAsia’s long-serving Allstars from across the region.
The four selected Allstars were Acting Head of Ground Operations Ahmad Bin Ismail from Malaysia (17 years of service), Assistant Cabin Crew Manager Robert Anthony Gutierrez from the Philippines (7 years of service), Head of ICT Pipat Khunprakan from Thailand, AirAsia’s first staff in Thailand (15 years of service) and Assistant Flight Dispatch Manager Koji Kaneko who dispatched AirAsia Japan’s very first flight (4 years of service).
AirAsia X was also presented World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin for the sixth consecutive year. Chairwoman of AirAsia X Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz accepted the award for AirAsia X.
Not only that! There’s actually more! AirAsia also took home Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline, received by Deputy Group CEO (Airline Business) Bo Lingam who joined AirAsia in 2001 as a Ground Operations Manager.
In true One AirAsia spirit, the win was celebrated across the group in AirAsia offices in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Bangalore and Nagoya, with a special live interactive show broadcasted on AirAsia’s Facebook page. In fact, I was actually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just a few days ago to attend the fun and festive viewing party and to be part of the celebration.
AirAsia also brings the celebration to major hub airports, namely KL International Airport 2 (KLIA2), Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, and Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok from 17-22 July, with boarding pass-enabled photobooths and a chance of winning tickets to their dream AirAsia destination.
Celebrate with AirAsia by enjoying low fares!
As part of the celebration, AirAsia will be offering unbelievably low fares on July 23-29 on www.airasia.com and AirAsia mobile app. Guests also stand a chance to win one year of free flights* by participating in our #WeAreAllChampions social media contest. For more information, visit our Instagram (instagram.com/airasia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).
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The “World’s Best” aims for the “Universe”!
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach joined the #WeAreAllChampions celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is now the newest AirAsia brand ambassador. The Filipina beauty queen and global model celebrity flew in to Malaysia at 7:10 AM today via AirAsia flight from Manila with pilot-in-command AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador.
“Pia exudes confidence and is never afraid to express her opinion. I am honored to be her pilot when she flew in from Manila to Kuala Lumpur via AirAsia flight this morning, and very proud that a Filipina, our queen, who possess both beauty and brains, is joining our celebration,” Comendador said.
Congratulations, AirAsia, for winning World’s Best Low-Cost Airline yet again. As they say, success is staying power. This is most definitely a testament to your company’s dedication and desire to give guests the most affordable flights without compromising quality and experience. Here’s to more destinations and more awards in the near future. Cheers!