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AirAsia named best low-cost airline by Skytrax

AirAsia was on Tuesday named the "World's Best Low Cost Airline" and "Asia's Best Low Cost Airline" for the sixth consecutive year by the Skytrax World Airlines Award. The airline received the awards on Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

FARNBOROUGH: AirAsia was on Tuesday named the "World's Best Low Cost Airline" and "Asia's Best Low Cost Airline" for the sixth consecutive year by the Skytrax World Airlines Award. The airline received the awards on Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said it was a great honour to be acknowledged as the world's best low-cost airline for the sixth consecutive year.

"It all started with a dream 12 years ago. From two aging aircraft and six routes back in 2002, we have grown to operate a proud fleet of over 160 aircraft, flying to 95 destinations and having carried over 250 million guests,” he said in a press release.

Fernandes said AirAsia was proud to announce a comeback in the low-cost carrier market in Japan this year with new partners and investors.

"We shall re-emerge with a greater strategy and business plan in our quest to revolutionise Japan's low-cost carrier segment," he added.

He said the airline was also ecstatic with the launch of AirAsia India, the latest affiliate committed to tap India's aviation market.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards is one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry.

The annual global survey is conducted over a 10-month period covering over 245 airlines from the largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers.

18.9 million customers participated in a survey measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of an airline's frontline product and services.

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