AirAsia took home the coveted title of Best Low Cost Carrier at the inaugural 2015 Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards as voted by the leading travel trade magazine’s strong base of readers comprising of seasoned travelers and industry players.

Readers of Travel Weekly Asia magazine casted their votes from 14 August to 25 September 2015 on to choose their favorite travel and hospitality establishments out of 31 award categories ranging from airlines, cruise lines to travel agencies and hotel chains.

Mr Logan Velaitham, CEO of AirAsia Singapore received the award on behalf of the AirAsia Group at the award ceremony held yesterday in Singapore.

Logan Velaitham (centre), CEO of AirAsia Singapore accepting the award from Arnie Weissmann (left) , Editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly and Senior VP and Editorial Director of Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media and Mr Ian Jarrett (right), Editor-at-large of Travel Weekly Asia.

“On behalf of AirAsia Group, we are both delighted and proud to be recognized as the Best Low Cost Carrier among the readers of Travel Weekly Asia. Each award received is a testament to the hard work and determination of 17,000 AirAsia Allstars around the globe and it drives us to develop even better products and services for our guests. We would like to thank everyone for voting for us,” said Logan.

This is the first Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards that is held in the Asia region as the spin-off of its American version which has been running for over a decade now in the United States. The Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Award will be presented annually to industry leaders as recognition for their service and product excellence, voted by the magazine’s pool of discerning readers.

Irene Chua, Group Publisher for Northstar Travel Media (Asia) said, “The awards are a confirmation of the travel industry’s most outstanding companies and lauds their achievements. Congratulations to all our winners, who truly deserve this recognition in the industry. Travel Weekly Asia heralds the travel professionals who have truly made a difference!”

This year alone, AirAsia has been recognized as the best in the industry multiple times when it received the World’s Best Low Cost Airline recognition by Skytrax for seven consecutive years, Best Low-Cost Airline at the Business Traveler Asia-Pacific Travel Awards 2015 for four years in a row, and very recently the airline group also clinched the Excellence Award under the Airlines category at Expatriate Lifestyle’s Best of Malaysia Awards. In this same week, AirAsia also received SimpliFlying Awards’ Top 3 Best Overall Airline in Asia Pacific while a special individual award was given to Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia for Leadership in Social Media, recognizing AirAsia’s creative and effective integration of social media into overall marketing and business strategy.

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