AirAsia has once again been recognized as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2024, marking the 15th consecutive year the airline has claimed this title. 

The ceremony took place in London on June 24, where Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes accepted the award. 

AirAsia Soars Above Competition to Win Best Low-Cost Airline Again

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AirAsia Expands, Aims to Democratize Travel

Established in 2001, AirAsia is now considered the fourth largest airline in Asia. During the awards, CEO Tony Fernandes expressed pride in the airline's consistent performance, emphasizing the unique achievement of winning for 15 straight years-a record he noted is unmatched by any other airline.

According to The Manila Times, Fernandes highlighted the airline's commitment to its passengers, noting their appreciation and trust as key factors in its success. He reiterated AirAsia's dedication to providing high-quality service at the best cost, aiming to serve millions more throughout the year.

In his speech, Fernandes also outlined plans for expansion, with AirAsia looking to extend its reach to include more destinations in Africa and Europe. He praised the airline's team, which he described as dreamers working together to make affordable air travel accessible to all. 

Fernandes shared his enthusiasm for the industry's growth and the opportunities it presents for innovation and improvement.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards, often referred to as the Oscars of the aviation industry, draw on feedback from millions of international travelers. 

This year's awards considered more than 325 airlines, with AirAsia emerging at the forefront in its category. Fernandes concluded by expressing his excitement for the future, stating that the possibilities for AirAsia are limitless.

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AirAsia Philippines Enhances Travel Connectivity

AirAsia Philippines is set to improve travel convenience for its passengers by participating in the Cebu Connect initiative, launched by Aboitiz GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (AGMCAC). 

The initiative aims to establish Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as a top choice for transfer flights, featuring a minimal Connectivity Time of 60 minutes.

Currently, as per the website, AirAsia Philippines offers flights from MCIA to various local destinations, including Manila, Boracay, Davao, and Puerto Princesa. Plans are underway to expand services to international locations such as Kuala Lumpur, Narita, Osaka, Taipei, and Seoul.

Ricky Isla, CEO of AirAsia, praised the Cebu Connect initiative for its role in streamlining airport transfers, which he believes will significantly benefit the region and enhance AirAsia's service quality. 

He emphasized that the initiative would help millions of travelers by providing easier access to a broader network of destinations, thus reinforcing AirAsia's position as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline.

Isla also expressed potential future expansions that could include new destinations like Bangkok, Vietnam, Phnom Penh, and more cities in North Asia. He highlighted that these new routes would offer more travel choices and strengthen Cebu's role as a vital international transfer hub in Asia.

Through collaborations like Cebu Connect, AirAsia Philippines is dedicated to enhancing the travel experience by ensuring more accessible and seamless transitions between flights, benefiting both domestic and international travelers.

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