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AirAsia Named World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for Ninth Consecutive Time by Skytrax

AirAsia Named World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for Ninth Consecutive Time by Skytrax

An AirAsia X Airbus A330. Photo Credit: AirAsia X

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport.
AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan, who has been with the company for 20 years, accepted the award, flanked by AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos.
Foster is a world-renowned Canadian producer, musician, songwriter and composer who has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations over the span of almost four decades, while Carlos is a famed left-back who helped Real Madrid win four Spanish La Liga titles and was part of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning team.
Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.

In addition to AirAsia’s award as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia X, the long-haul sister airline of AirAsia, received the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin and World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat awards for the fifth straight year.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Today, Asean has created a world record. We are now nine times world champion. To put it into perspective, Brazil won the FIFA World Cup five times, Michael Jordan was NBA champion six times and Michael Phelps holds the record for most first place finishes at a single Olympics with eight gold medals.”


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