PARIS, 21 June 2017
AirAsia X has scooped up the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin
and World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat awards for the fifth straight year.
The long-haul sister airline of AirAsia won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in
the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport yesterday.
AirAsia X Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz accepted the awards for AirAsia X.
Also present were AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and AirAsia X Thailand CEO
Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline
excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105
nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline
products and services.
AirAsia and AirAsia X have won a combined 25 Skytrax World Airline Awards since the awards were
introduced in 2001.
AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “AirAsia X is constantly innovating to
ensure the best possible experience. But as this award shows, even though our product may evolve,
our promise remains the same - to make flying affordable and enjoyable for everyone. It also proves
that even at our low prices, we are single-minded in our commitment to deliver only the best for our
AirAsia is Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried, with an extensive network covering
more than 120 destinations in 26 countries across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East
and the US.
A pioneer in travel and technology, AirAsia offers a wide range of innovative products such as Santan
hot meals, T&Co premium coffee, ROKKI inflight entertainment and connectivity, BIG Duty Free
featuring online shopping and Premium Flex for business travellers.
Guests can also seamlessly connect to any point in AirAsia’s network with just one stop at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia - Asia's low-cost carrier hub - or other transit hubs in Thailand and Indonesia using
the Fly-Thru service.