AirAsia X has scooped up the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin and World’s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat awards for the fifth straight year. The long-haul sister airline of AirAsia won the accolades at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards in the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport yesterday. AirAsia X Chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz accepted the awards for AirAsia X.

Also present were AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and AirAsia X Thailand CEO Nadda Buranasiri. Dubbed the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, the Skytrax Awards are the global benchmark of airline excellence with over 19.9 million customer surveys completed worldwide by more than 105 nationalities, measuring standards across 49 key performance indicators of an airline’s frontline products and services.

AirAsia and AirAsia X have won a combined 25 Skytrax World Airline Awards since the awards were introduced in 2001. AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, “AirAsia X is constantly innovating to ensure the best possible experience. But as this award shows, even though our product may evolve, our promise remains the same – to make flying affordable and enjoyable for everyone. It also proves that even at our low prices, we are single-minded in our commitment to deliver only the best for our valued guests.”

AirAsia is Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried, with an extensive network covering more than 120 destinations in 26 countries across Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the US.

A pioneer in travel and technology, AirAsia offers a wide range of innovative products such as Santan hot meals, T&Co premium coffee, ROKKI inflight entertainment and connectivity, BIG Duty Free featuring online shopping and Premium Flex for business travellers.

Guests can also seamlessly connect to any point in AirAsia’s network with just one stop at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Asia’s low-cost carrier hub – or other transit hubs in Thailand and Indonesia using the Fly-Thru service. India is known as a country for cultural diversity where people coming from various cultural background live in harmony.