Tuesday, August 4

AirAsia named Asia’s leading low-cost airline at World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019


Riad (sixth right) and a group of AirAsia’s cabin crew pose for a group photo after accepting the Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew awards from Cooke (centre).

PHU QUOC: AirAsia has continued its winning streak, taking out top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 for the seventh year in a row.

AirAsia emerged ahead of regional players such as Scoot, Jetstar, SpiceJet, Nok Air and Firefly to win the top low-cost carrier awards, Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew.

The awards were accepted by AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat in the presence of industry representatives and key figures from across the region at a gala ceremony held at the Vinpearl Convention Centre here yesterday.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said, “It is an honour to receive these awards. Being recognised by guests and industry colleagues as Asia’s best is a testament to our ongoing efforts to
develop new and innovative guest-obsessed products and services.

“We would like to thank our Allstars, especially our award-winning cabin crew, for their hard work and commitment to delivering and providing the best experience for our

World Travel Awards founder Graham E Cooke said, “AirAsia continues to set the benchmark for low-cost aviation in Asia and beyond. Its dedication to improving its services remains unrivalled and I am delighted that it has been acknowledged by both the travel trade and the public having been voted ‘Asia’s Leading Low-Cost
Airline 2019’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew 2019’.”

The World Travel Awards are one of the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought after awards programmes in the global and tourism industry.

Established in 1993, they acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality. The World Travel Awards brand is globally recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.