AirAsia Team at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards
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AirAsia Is Named ‘World’s Best Low Cost Airline’ For Eight Years Straight

AirAsia is World Best Low Cost Airline for 8 years straight

For eight years now, AirAsia has continued to win the Skytrax awards with its low-cost fare and quality flight services.

AirAsia Flight Attendants at the Farnborough Air Show in London
AirAsia Flight Attendants at the Farnborough Air Show in London

This year, the low-cost flight carrier in Malaysia has been awarded the Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline and World’s Best Low-Cost Airline awards during the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the Farnborough International Airshow.

AirAsia stands to be the largest low-cost carrier in Asia even by jet fleet. Its short-haul affiliates include AirAsia Berhad (AK), AirAsia India (I5), Indonesia AirAsia (QZ), Philippines AirAsia (Z2), and Thai AirAsia (FD). Long-haul affiliates include the AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, and Thai AirAsia with airline codes D7, XT, and XJ respectively.

The Skytrax Awards is well-known for being the Oscars equivalent of the aviation industry. This is because Skytrax sets the global benchmark and standards for airline excellence with the participation of more than 19 million customers across the globe. The “Oscars of the Aviation Industry” measures aviation excellence through customer surveys composed from over 104 nationalities. Forty-one key performance indicators are used as measuring standards to test the excellence of the services and frontline products of each airline.

The respective CEOs of AirAsia Group and AirAsia Berhad Tony Fernandes and Aireen Omar were the ones to receive the two new awards together with the AirAsia Group Affiliates CEOs.

“AirAsia X is always improving its cabin experience and these awards show that our premium service is not only the best, but also as good as that of any full-service carrier,” said the CEO of AirAsia X Group, Kamarudin Meranun.

Apart from its travel and technology innovations, AirAsia’s extensive line of airline products also include inflight Wi-Fi, delicious inflight meals, premium coffee, interactive travel guides, duty-free online shopping, extensive self-service options, Fly-Thru, and Premium Flex offerings.

AirAsia Team at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards
AirAsia Team at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards

AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service allows travelers to use AirAsia’s wide network and seamlessly connect to other transit hubs in Indonesia and Thailand without having their baggage checked or passing through immigration again. Guests just have to stop by AirAsia’s low-cost carrier hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and they can avail the said service for more convenience. The airline company also ensures safe travel by operating the world’s youngest Airbus A320 aircraft fleet with an average of three years for all affiliates. AirAsia’s extensive route network of over 100 destinations also includes unique routes in the Asia Pacific with unparalleled flight frequencies.

To commemorate the special event and celebrate its straight win for the last eight years under the category of the “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline,” AirAsia flew in an Airbus A320 with the addition of a special livery for Skytrax.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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