Thai AirAsia ranked 3rd most on-time low-cost airline in the world

Thai AirAsia is ranked the third most on-time low-cost airline in the world and the most punctual carrier in Asia-Pacific countries in 2022, according to Cirium, a data analytics company in the aviation and travel industry. The average on-time rate reported by Cirium was 97.47%

The Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia, Santisuk Klongchaiya, announced the company’s good news yesterday, January 9.

“Punctuality is a standard quality that not every company can do. It comes from strong airline management, a good team, and a strong intention to always improve the service for customers. This is what makes Thai AirAsia unique.”

Santisuk also emphasised that punctuality was as important as the passengers’ safety in Thai AirAsia and promised to maintain their punctuality and be the world’s leading on-time airline.

Khaosod reported that Thai AirAsia has been ranked on many international best of lists. The airline was ranked as the third most on-time airline in the world by OAG Aviation Worldwide in 2019 and the most on-time airline in the world by Flightstats in 2013.

Thai AirAsia was also praised as the best low-cost airline in the world by Skytrax over the past 13 years from 2009 to 2022.

Thai AirAsia X, the international low-cost airline under the AirAsia brand, filed for bankruptcy in May last year. The airline was affected by the fewer numbers of foreign passengers during the pandemic.

Three weeks ago, Santisuk made it known to the public that the airline is expected to make a full recovery due to the return of foreign tourists, especially Chinese.

The airline expects passengers to reach 90% of the amount they serviced before the pandemic.

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