Male’ Maldives, 3rd December 2023 – AirAsia is ending the year on a high note dominating the Leading Low-Cost Airline categories at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2023. AirAsia was named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for an incredible eleventh consecutive year and the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew for an impressive seventh year in a row.
Adding to the victory, AirAsia X (AAX) garnered the coveted World’s Leading Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline award. AAX’s triumph in its inaugural nomination is a testament to AAX’s exceptional recovery and growth trajectory following the two-year hiatus during the pandemic.
AirAsia emerged as the winner in these categories, surpassing 15 other airlines, and garnering the highest votes from industry players, consumers, and travel experts from across the region. These recognitions follow AirAsia’s earlier triumphs as Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania in September.
AirAsia Aviation Group Limited Group CEO, Bo Lingam said: “As AirAsia commemorates 22 years of democratising air travel this month, these awards symbolise our dedication to connecting people with the best value fares. Above all, the heart of this extraordinary achievement lies in the remarkable efforts of our Allstars, who consistently go above and beyond to ensure our guests experience a fantastic journey with us. We recognise the responsibility that comes with being a leader in the industry, and we are dedicated to further enhancing our services, expanding our network, and embracing innovations that will redefine the travel experience in 2024 and beyond.”
AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail added: “This year signifies the most transformative period for AAX in our 16 years of operations. We could not have done it without the support of our valued guests who have chosen us as their preferred long-haul low-cost airline. This accolade underscores the remarkable post-pandemic strides we have made since restarting our operations in March 2022 and goes out to the hard work and dedication of the whole team at AAX. The future holds exciting possibilities for AAX, and we are committed to continuing our journey of connecting people to their favourite medium and long-haul destinations at the best value, for years to come.”
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are hailed as one of the most prestigious, comprehensive, and sought-after awards programs commemorating excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism, and hospitality.