Mr.Suresh Nair, General Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, AirAsia Berhad receiving the title, ‘Best International Low Cost/Budget Airline’ for 2015 – 2016 from Mr.Ram Vilas Paswan, Honourable Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution @ the APAI Awards 2016
Chandigarh, 25th AUGUST 2016 – AirAsia Berhad, Asia’s leading and largest low cost airline has been named the ‘Best International Low Cost/Budget Airline’, by the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) at the APAI Awards 2016. The airline has been presented this coveted title based on a poll conducted by APAI from 28th July 2016 to the 10th of August 2016. AirAsia Berhad is proud to announce that the airline was way above its competitors in the poll.
APAI was started in November 1990 with an aim to protect passengers’ interests, redress their grievances and improve air connectivity. Acting as a constant liaison between passengers and airport operators for various matters relating to air travel, APAI is entering its Twenty fifth year of service. Celebrating the Silver Jubilee Anniversary, the association has called for the ‘APAI Awards 2016’ to give away awards in various categories, including Best Full Service Airline-Domestic Best Low Fare Airline — Domestic, Best New Entrant — Domestic, Best Full Service — International Airline, Best International Low Cost / Budget Airline Operating out of/into India, Best Metro Airport, Best Non-Metro Airport.
The award was received by Suresh Nair, General Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, AirAsia Berhad, presented by Mr.Ram Vilas Paswan, Honourable Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution at a celebratory ceremony at New Delhi on 24th Aug 2016. The event was graced by several Union Ministers including Honourable Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr.Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, and Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr.Jayant Sinha.
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About the AirAsia and AirAsia X Group
AirAsia and AirAsia X are the leading and largest low-cost carriers in Asia, servicing the most extensive network with over 120 destinations across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East. Since the inception of AirAsia in 2001 and AirAsia X in 2007, the group has carried over 330 million guests. AirAsia has grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170 A320s and proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Japan. Meanwhile, AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 31 A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. AirAsia X expanded its regional expansion with Thai AirAsia X operating from Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand and Indonesia AirAsia X operating from Bali, Indonesia. Skytrax named AirAsia as the “World’s Best Low Cost Airline” for eight consecutive years from 2009 – 2016 and awarded AirAsia X for four consecutive years from 2013 – 2016 with the "World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin" and "Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat" at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. AirAsia and AirAsia X groups are the first airlines globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.