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Air Asia named The Best Asian Low cost carrier

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 OCTOBER 2010 – AirAsia was named the Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier by TTG, Asia Pacific’s leading travel news publisher.

AirAsia was unanimously named Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China and ttgasia eDaily who cast 48,000 votes in a poll held from June to August this year. The award reflects the airline’s popularity among travel trade insiders and the traveling public.

Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia, received the award at the 21st Annual TTG Travel Awards 2010 Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok. More than 700 travel industry professionals attended the event.

Dato’ Aziz said, “We are proud to be named the best low-cost airline again. This award reflects AirAsia’s commitment to excellence and to growing travel and tourism in the region. We have flown 100 million guests in only eight years of operations as a low-cost airline that has made it truly possible for everyone to fly.”

“The innovation that is AirAsia will go on serving the region with low fares, an extensive network of destinations, great flight frequencies and friendly ASEAN service,” he added.
Dato’ Aziz thanked the almost 8,000-strong AirAsians who have been instrumental in the success of the airline across all fronts.

In 2009, TTG’s editorial board also named AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes the Travel Personality of the Year for being the “most outstanding individual for taking proactive steps to develop the travel industry and for demonstrating innovation in his field.” Tony has led the airline in revolutionizing air travel and popularizing low fares that now allow everyone to fly.

The airline has invested millions of dollars in quality improvement measures that include the running of its world-class training center, the AirAsia Academy. Technology is integrated in operations across the airline’s entire network to improve operational efficiency, and training programs are in place to ensure high quality service.


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About AirAsia
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with approximately 136 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe. In 8 plus years of operations, AirAsia has carried more than 100 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to approximately 96. The airline today is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries, China, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Australia. This is further complemented by AirAsia X, its low-cost long-haul affiliate carrier that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, India, Iran, Japan, Korea and the UK. AirAsia is the regional carrier with the largest destination network and highest flight frequencies. AirAsia was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010.


For more information, contact AirAsia Communications
Qastury Jawawi
Office No : +603 8660 4277
Email : qasturyjawawi@airasia.com

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