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AirAsia named best low-cost airline for 15th consecutive year

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AirAsia's Fernandes-led delegation receives the Skytrax award for World's Best Low-Cost Airline 2024. (Photo: AirAsia)

Malaysia-based AirAsia has been recognized as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2024, marking its 15th consecutive year winning the title.

The award, often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” is determined by a global survey of airline passengers. Over 21 million entries from more than 100 nationalities were counted in the results for the 2023/2024 period.

Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes accepted the award at a ceremony in London on Monday.

“Our guests mean the world to us, and we are reinvigorated by the confidence they have shown by voting for us again,” Fernandes said.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, commented on AirAsia’s achievement: “Being named both the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a record fifteenth time is a true reflection of their dedication to providing quality, affordable travel options to customers throughout Asia.”

The airline, which began operations in 2001, has grown from two aircraft and 200 staff to a fleet of over 200 planes and 21,000 employees across several Southeast Asian countries.

AirAsia recently launched its fifth airline, AirAsia Cambodia.

Despite the challenges faced by the aviation industry in recent years, AirAsia has continued to expand its network.

The carrier currently serves over 130 destinations and plans to explore new routes potentially extending to Africa and Europe.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards included more than 325 airlines in its evaluation. The survey period spanned from September 2023 to May 2024, during which AirAsia steadily increased its operations following industry-wide disruptions.

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Dirk Andrei Salcedo

An aviation enthusiast turned creator of the top aviation news portal in the Philippines, Dirk has a deep passion for everything that flies. When he's not keeping his finger on the pulse of the industry, he also volunteers with a major humanitarian organization, impacting people on the ground and in the sky.

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