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Tuesday 12 December 2017

AirAsia grabs the headlines for the fifth straight year

Airline awards carry the same weight with me as wine show trophies. Collect one and you might have got lucky. Win several and your award has serious merit. 

AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final.

AirAsia emerged top in the category having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating carriers including Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, flydubai, Air Arabia, flynas, kulula, Mango and fastjet.

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passenger numbers also won the inaugural World's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award, ahead of the same 13 budget airlines.

AirAsia Group CCO Siegtraund Teh and AirAsia senior cabin crew Rosita Sulaiman accepted the awards at a gala ceremony held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam. 

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said: “I am very proud to stand here today to receive our fifth WTA World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline award in as many years. 

"I’ve always said we are the world’s true low-cost champion, and I’m thrilled to see I’m not the only one and the industry agrees with me. And we will only get better as we continue on our digitalisation journey to better understand what our guests want and to make flying a richer, more enjoyable experience, as we continue to strive to provide world-class service at the lowest fares.”

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality industries. 

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