Celebrations are in the air once again as AirAsia is awarded the World’s Leading Low Cost Airline for the tenth year in a row and World’s Leading Low Cost Airline Cabin Crew for the sixth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022. This comes hot on the heels after AirAsia’s recent win at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 for the World’s Best Low Cost Airline award for the 13th consecutive year.

A historical flight: Thrilled guests, AirAsia Allstars and our men of the hour - BATE & Airliftz - were onboard flight AK378 from Kuala Lumpur to Bali for AirAsia’s first ‘Party In The Air’.

The WTA celebrates excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality. AirAsia was bestowed as the winner after garnering the most votes from industry players, consumers, media and travel professionals worldwide.

Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited said: “We’re deeply humbled to be honoured with these wins once again after a tumultuous few years. AirAsia’s has always strived to put our guests first, and to ensure affordable connectivity without compromising on comfort and so winning World’s Leading Low Cost Airline and World’s Leading Low Cost Airline Cabin Crew for the 10th and 6th time in a row, respectively is certainly one of the main highlights of the year.

“It is a double celebration for us this week, as we mark a momentous milestone in the airline journey of having flown 700 million passengers since we first started 21 years ago. My sincerest gratitude goes out to WTA, industry players, our loyal guests who’ve supported us throughout this journey and not forgetting our dedicated Allstars.”

Suhaila Hassan, AirAsia Group Head of Cabin Crew said, “Winning these two awards is yet another monumental accomplishment for AirAsia, and further reinforces our testament of putting our guests first while prioritising quality travel. A well-deserved shoutout goes to our team of talented Cabin Crew who weathered the storm these last few years and still continue to uphold our value of excellent customer service. The team’s tireless efforts in always ensuring that our guests enjoy their flight journey with AirAsia is the reason we’ve garnered this recognition today. Thank you for making us proud! This humbling win only inspires us to strive harder to make 2023 an even better travel experience for our guests.”

Graham E. Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, said: “A hearty congratulations goes out to AirAsia for bagging ‘World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2022’ and ‘World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew 2022’ ‒ yet further WTA victories for this pioneering airline. AirAsia’s continuous perseverance and resilience throughout these challenging few years have made these victories even more meaningful, and I look forward to seeing the team continue to soar.”

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global and tourism industry, acknowledges and celebrates excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality.

In the spirit of celebrations - AirAsia partied it up in the air - AirAsia style! Commemorating 21 years of award-winning affordable connectivity, 700 million guests flown and the long-awaited resumption of international travel, AirAsia hosted its first ever party in the air! Flight AK378 enroute to Bali yesterday took off in style - with a special guest performance by DJ Bate and Airliftz. The talented group comprising Ethan Curzon and Yeoh Wai Hong as BATE and Alif Aolani a.k.a Airliftz have been making waves in the local music industry over recent times. The trio belted out fan-favourite hip hop beats and serenaded the excited guests onboard with some of their famous hits.

Airlftz was brought to the attention of Red Records - AirAsia’s record label, after featuring in its TimeToListen inclusion and diversity campaign. RedRecords is a joint venture with Universal music dedicated to developing the best of ASEAN talent. Since then, Airlftz has released 3 new Singles, received 2 sponsorship deals with Adidas and Colgate and has been performing all over Malaysia. 2023 is going to be massive for this amazing talent!

Before the festivities began, the team played a fun Q&A game with the guests - with the main winner bagging a pair of flight tickets to their destination of choice. Colin Currie, Capital A’s President (Commercial) bestowed the elated winner with a pair of tickets to one of AirAsia’s newly resumed destinations - the beautiful New Zealand. This momentous event marked another milestone in history for AirAsia - being the first airline in Asean to host a party in the clouds.