AirAsia bags World’s Best Low-Cost Airline award for 13th straight year

AirAsia bags World’s Best Low-Cost Airline award for 13th straight year
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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24): AirAsia has been crowned the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 for the 13th consecutive year. 

Capital A Bhd chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the year 2022 feels more special than previous years as voters supported the company despite the most difficult past few years triggered by Covid-19.

“Finally, I see blue skies ahead once again. We have survived, we have rebuilt and we are recovering to deliver greater value and choice than ever before,” he said in a statement on Saturday (Sept 24).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob also congratulated AirAsia on the award, saying that the airline has been a trailblazer in revolutionising low-cost travel in Malaysia and Asean, contributing significant tourism and economic benefits to the nation.

“This is indeed a major milestone not just for AirAsia, but for Malaysia as well,” he said.

Meanwhile, Skytrax chief executive officer Edward Plaisted said AirAsia redefined low-cost air travel in Asia and despite the recent post-pandemic challenges, continues to be a firm favourite with customers.

“Winning the award for the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and an extraordinary 13th time is a fantastic achievement, and we congratulate all the members of the AirAsia family on this momentous occasion,” he said.

The Skytrax awards were decided by a survey of 14.3 million customers of over 100 nationalities who reviewed over 300 airlines from September 2021 to August 2022.