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AirAsia awarded for exceptional On-Time Performance standards FlightStats listed Thai AirAsia as the winner and AirAsia Malaysia as finalist for On-Time Performance Service Awards

February 22, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

AirAsia Group’s airline affiliates, Thai AirAsia (airline code: FD), and AirAsia Malaysia (airline code: AK) were announced as award finalists for the FlightStats 5th Annual Airline On-Time Performance Service Awards, in the ‘Low Cost Airline’ category.
Both airlines were listed as finalists against other global low cost airlines such as Jetstar Airways, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America.

Based on the on-time performance data of scheduled flights operated, which was gathered and deliberated by FlightStats, Thai AirAsia was ultimately named the victor of the category for achieving the highest on-time performance (OTP) in 2013.250x250

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “Thai AirAsia has done a great job in ensuring brilliant on-time performance despite facing countless external challenges, and winning the award just shows how resilient they are. This win reflects our commitment to excellence, doing our best to setting very high standards to meet the expectations of our guests. AirAsia Malaysia has done a remarkable job in maintaining high On-Time Performance.

“On-time performance is the key to our success. By keeping our operations efficient and maintaining the 25-minute turnaround time discipline, we are able to enhance overall operations and present our guests with great reasons to fly with us. It is also a way to keep our costs low, which translates to low fares for our guests. We will continue to strive to achieve the greater on-time performance in the future for the group and garner enhanced efficiency of our overall operations,” Tony added.

For 2013, AirAsia Malaysia achieved an overall OTP of 78%, while its counterpart Thai AirAsia managed to attain a proud 92% OTP. As a group, the OTP achieved for last year was 79%. These figures are based on AirAsia’s airline operations management system and not derived from FlightStats’ database.

Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Thai AirAsia said, “Our move to Don Mueang International Airport in October 2013 has contributed to more efficient operations and this is evidently reflected in our on-time performance. On behalf of the Allstars who have worked very hard as a team, we are very proud and honoured to receive this award and we look forward to continuously improving our guests’ experience.”

Jeff Kennedy, co-founder and President of FlightStats said, “This year FlightStats has added a category for listing the best performing low-cost carriers. Doing so emphasizes the growing importance of these airlines and our increased ability to track their on-time performance. We are very pleased to award top honors Thai AirAsia for achieving an on-time arrival performance of 90.85% in 2013 for the Low-Cost Airline category.”

The AirAsia Group’s entire airline affiliates in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines adopt identical business models, highest discipline and best business practices, in order to constantly increase efficiency and keep costs in-check for the benefit of its guests. Though operating out of different countries, each affiliate does not see themselves as different entities but as a single unit with common goals to attain year after year, where unparalleled on-time performance being one of the objectives.

FlightStats collects real-time flight status information on over 82% of scheduled passenger flights flown by the top 200 airlines worldwide and archives that information in a historical flight database. In many regions FlightStats tracks up to 99% of scheduled flights enabling the company to provide comprehensive on-time performance information to the global travel community.*

Data sources include airline direct data feeds, airline data via the world’s largest Global Distribution Systems (GDSs), civil aviation authorities, airports, positional data partners and other 3rd party data aggregators.*
To get more information on the awards, visit FlightStats’ website at www.flightstats.com.

*text courtesy of FlightStats

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