Having recently launched a new flight to Krabi, AirAsia has also been named “World’s Leading Low Cost Airline”
AirAsia has expanded its domination, being named the “World’s Leading Low Cost Airline” at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013 in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month.
A Prestigious Stamp
The World Travel Awards, also hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry, recognises companies, organisations and brands that push the boundaries of industry excellence.
AirAsia emerged as winner in the “World’s Leading Low Cost Airline” category, receiving the highest votes from travel professionals from around the globe.
Testament to Quality
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia said, “This recognition is a testament towards the strong brand that AirAsia has built. From a Malaysian start-up, we are now an international brand synonymous with low-cost travel, with innovation as our key driver.”
He said, “This award marks a great milestone for us as we are about to celebrate our 12th anniversary as a group. We have grown from a two-aircraft operation, with 250 staff force, to 147 aircraft in operation today, and nearly 12,000 AirAsia Allstars consisting of nations from around the region.”
AirAsia has also been named “World’s Best Low Cost Airline” by Skytrax for five consecutive years, from 2009 to 2013.
The airline, which has operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines has flown over 202 million guests in less than 12 years of operations, through its extensive route network that spans 87 destinations throughout 22 countries.
First Flight into Krabi
AirAsia recently launched its first flight to Krabi in Thailand. The inaugural flight took off on Nov 26.
“Krabi is an attractive destination, particularly for the Singapore travellers because of its pristine beaches and wide spread of Thai seafood,” said Logan Velaitham, CEO of AirAsia in Singapore.
“We are increasing our market share in Thailand all for the benefit of our customers and we look forward to sharing more good news in the coming months,” he added.
“We are proud to be able to make people’s dreams of flying come true, and will take this recognition as another catalyst to provide greater flying experiences for all our guests,” added Fernandes.
AirAsia flies daily to Krabi, direct from Singapore. AirAsia also offers the earliest flight into Krabi from Singapore; at 1.20pm, compared to the existing carriers flying the same route.
This earlier timing will allow travellers more holiday time when they land in Krabi. Travellers can also fly domestic from Krabi to Chiang Mai and Bangkok via AirAsia.
Visit www.airasia.com for more information on flights.