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AirAsia has received top honors at the World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) winning the prestigious title of ‘Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline’ for the fourth time. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier in terms of passengers carried and the size of its jet fleet was crowned the region’s top budget airline ahead of Jetstar Airways, Nok Air, GoAir, West Air, JetKonnect, Air India Express, and FireFly.

In addition AirAsia won ‘Asia’s Leading Inflight Service’ for the first time, beating a field of full-service carriers such as Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air India and Hong Kong Airlines.

The role of the World Travel Awards (Asia and Australasia) is to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region, as selected by thousands of travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.

Airlines are judged on customer satisfaction and service quality, overall business performance, product innovation, staff relations and development, corporate social responsibility and contribution to local communities, commitment to sustainable policies and fulfillment of long-term corporate vision.