If you’ve not heard this yet, AirAsia is simply number one. At the recent SKYTRAX World Airline Awards ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany on 1st April 2009, AirAsia was announced as the best global low cost carrier. This accolade would not have been possible without all AirAsians, our all stars on the ground, in the air, in the offices and of course our guests. We accept this honour with great pride admist all the other established names in the industry.
With the dramatic growth of the low cost airlines globally in the last few years, what AirAsia and the rest of low cost airlines have proved is that low cost no longer equates to low quality and the competition has never been more aggresive with the advent of the economic crisis.
What made it truly rewarding was that this concept that is being well recognised by AirAsia is achieving such recognition from their passengers. Rather than the winner being selected by the industry or any self-interested committee, the actual passengers who flew the respective airlines had their say to make this award even more meaningful which means the world to us.
This honour is simply the icing on the cake after a great 2008. We would not have reached this major milestone without all of you. Thanks to all and watch this space as AirAsia continues to make history both in the air and also on the world stage.