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AirAsia named world’s best low-cost airline

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, July 18, 2018  /  12:30 pm
AirAsia named world’s best low-cost airline

Marking its 10th consecutive win, AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards.  (

AirAsia has taken out the title of World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It was the company's 10th consecutive win, marking a decade of being the world’s best carrier in its field.

The awards event was held on July 17 in London and is known as the equivalent of the Oscars for the airline industry.

“I am honored to be celebrating this record-breaking 10-year record with our loyal Allstars,” said Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, co-founder of AirAsia, as he received the award. “I still remember feeling happy being crowned as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for the first time 10 years ago. I never imagined we would remain as the best in the world for a decade.”

Meranun concluded his speech by thanking customers for their support. In return, he promised AirAsia would continue to offer affordable prices and work on fulfilling more of its loyal passengers’ requests.

Read also: AirAsia X named world’s cheapest airline for international flights

Along with the title of World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia also won the awards for World’s Best Low-Cost Premium Cabin and Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline. These two awards were received by AirAsia X chairwoman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and deputy group CEO Bo Lingam.

In her acceptance speech, Aziz emphasized competence, efficiency and performance as the key elements to maintaining AirAsia’s world-class quality in a highly competitive global and regional airline industry.

Lingam added that he had watched AirAsia fulfill the dreams of many by creating job opportunities as well as contributing to the tourism sector in ASEAN and beyond. (saz/wng)

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