AirAsia has been named the Top Airline by Absolute Passenger Growth (Southeast Asia) at Singapore’s Changi Airline Awards 2019.
The airline recorded a 4.1 percent increase in passengers carried to and from Singapore to 4.5 million pax in 2018, up from 4.3 million pax the year before.
AirAsia was also recognised as having the third-highest airline passenger movements overall in 2018, together with Singapore Airlines Group, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific Airways and Lion Group.
AirAsia Singapore CEO Logan Velaitham accepted the accolade on behalf of AirAsia at an awards ceremony held in Changi Airport’s Jewel Cloud9 Piazza.
AirAsia Singapore CEO Logan Velaitham said, “We are honoured to be recognised once again at the prestigious Changi Airlines Awards. Together with Changi Airport Group (CAG), we have grown Singapore into our third-largest hub, with around 40 flights per day from cities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. As the largest foreign carrier operating into Singapore, we will continue to link new cities and give travellers here more options.”
In support of CAG’s growth plans, AirAsia launched its first international route from Ipoh, Malaysia to Singapore in 2018.
AirAsia also launched a Holiday Quickies campaign aimed at encouraging Singapore residents to enjoy short but fulfilling getaways to nearby destinations and turn work-life balance into reality.
The Changi Airline Awards, now in its 14th year, recognises airlines for their contributions to strengthening and growing Singapore as an aviation hub.