LONDON: AirAsia took home the “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline” award for the 10th year in a row at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at The Langham, London.
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.
Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia co-founder, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Group Berhad and Group CEO of AirAsia X, accepted the award in London.
Meranun said, “I’m honoured to celebrate our record-breaking 10th win today. This moment feels surreal. I remember the ecstatic feeling of being named the world’s best low-cost airline for the very first time 10 years ago. I would have never imagined we would remain the world’s best for a decade. Thank you for your tremendous love and support. We will continue to champion low fares and hopefully transform many more lives in the process.”
AirAsia X was also presented “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin” for the sixth consecutive year. Chairman of AirAsia X, Rafidah Aziz, accepted the award.
AirAsia also took home “Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline”, received by deputy group CEO (Airline Business) Bo Lingam.
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.
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 July 17-22, with boarding pass-enabled photobooths and a chance of winning tickets to their dream AirAsia destination.