Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Skytrax names AirAsia as world's best low-cost airline for 7th Consecutive Year

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes with Joy Caneba, CEO of AirAsia Philippines

PARIS, 16 JUNE 2015 – AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of the AirAsia Group has been named the ‘World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin’ and ‘Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat’ for the third consecutive year.

Skytrax is the global benchmark of airline excellence and one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry with 19 million customer surveys completed worldwide by over 160 nationalities, measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of an airline’s front-line products and services.

Tan Sri Rafidah, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad and Benyamin Ismail, acting CEO of AirAsia X Berhad were present to receive the awards at the Skytrax World’s Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.

Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, the Group CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are thrilled to know that our guests have been enjoying the AirAsia X Premium Flatbed seats and we will work to further enhance our guests’ comfort and maintain our position as the best premium class cabin & seats in the low-cost airline category."

Sunu Widyatmoko, CEO of AirAsia Indonesia; Mittu Chandilya, CEO of AirAsia India; Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia; Tan Sri Rafidah, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad; Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia;  Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad ; Joy Caneba, CEO of AirAsia Philippines; Benyamin Ismail, Acting CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.

Both the AirAsia and AirAsia X Group have carried nearly 300 million guests since their inception. AirAsia was established in 2001, and AirAsia X started off in 2007.

In 2014, the AirAsia X Group has expanded with the establishment of Thai AirAsia X (airline code XJ) and Indonesia AirAsia Extra (airline code XT), apart from the Malaysian-based AirAsia X Berhad (airline code D7).

The AirAsia X Group operates 26 Airbus A330s with an average age of 5 years and has a firm order of 55 Airbus A330neos with first delivery to begin in 2018.

The AirAsia X Premium Flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium Flatbed guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 40kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

Stay updated with AirAsia and AirAsia X’s activities via Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia). /PR