Tuesday, 11 August 2020

AirAsia Wins ‘Premium Selected Social Responsibility Pioneer Airlines of The Year’ Award at China’s 2020 Premium Travel Awards Ceremony

 Asia’s leading low-cost carrier, AirAsia has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to China during the Covid-19 pandemic through a ‘Premium Selected Social Responsibility Pioneer Airlines of The Year’ award at the 2020 Premium Travel Awards last Friday. 

The airline was voted best in the social responsibility excellence category for the significant role it played to assist the community in China during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, AirAsia has leveraged its strong network in Asia Pacific to transport critical medical and protective supplies such as face masks, gloves and other protective materials, as well as helping organisations and individuals worldwide who donated humanitarian goods and equipment to frontliners in China.

CEO of AirAsia Group Tony Fernandes said, “We are deeply honoured to receive this award. Our heart is with China and we are humbled to see that our small assistance actually contributed to the efforts in combating Covid-19 by the Chinese government and frontline fighters. The principle of sustainable development, focusing on the essence of corporate development and fulfilling corporate social responsibilities has always run through AirAsia’s strategy and business. I would like to dedicate this award to our Allstars in China and across the Group who have worked hard and dedicated themselves to this noble cause.”

“This is testament to our strong and unwavering commitment to China and its people. We aspire to grow together and contribute to the country’s economic development especially in the aviation and tourism sectors. The pandemic may have slowed us but our spirit and passion will keep us going by exploring new and exciting business opportunities.”

AirAsia has developed its very own lifestyle and travel platform, AirAsia.com that has become Asia’s fastest-growing super app, providing consumers with a wide array of services from air tickets of both AirAsia and other airlines, to accommodation, e-shopping, financial, food and beverages, logistics and much more. 

Throughout the pandemic, AirAsia has been proactively assessing the situation and responding to prevention efforts. Working with governments, organisations and private corporations, AirAsia has operated 22 repatriation and cargo flights between China and ASEAN countries bringing people home to be with their families during this difficult period and transporting more than 20 tons of medical materials to the frontlines. 

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