Singapore,
23
June
2014
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04:00
Australia/Melbourne

Jetstar Asia wins top honours at Kuala Lumpur Mayor's Tourism Awards

Jetstar Asia has been awarded the top award for international airlines operating into Kuala Lumpur (KL) at the Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards.

The panel of judges, including representatives from the Malaysian government, airports and travel industry awarded Jetstar Asia for delivering outstanding or unique products or services that enhance the tourism experience in Kuala Lumpur. The award also recognises the airline’s ability to deliver consistent and large numbers of tourists travelling to KL to spend their holidays.

All 59 foreign full service and low cost carriers that operate to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the former Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Subang were automatically nominated for the award.

Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said the award was fantastic recognition for the Jetstar Asia team.

We are very proud to be the first airline to receive this newly introduced award in Kuala Lumpur
Jetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi

“We are very proud to be the first airline to receive this newly introduced award in Kuala Lumpur.

“It reflects our team’s success in delivering great value and exceptional customer experiences to travelers and this in turn see customers returning back to us,” Mr Pasupathi said.

The airline said expanding its codeshare and interline partnerships was also helping the carrier to build traffic into Kuala Lumpur.

“In the last two years, Jetstar Asia has expanded our codeshare and interline relationships with full service carriers from across the globe allowing us to build traffic into popular Southeast Asia cities like Kuala Lumpur,” Mr Pasupathi said.

Jetstar Asia has been flying to Kuala Lumpur since 2008 and has continued to invest in ways to enhance the travel experience for the thousands of passengers each year who travel between Singapore and the Malaysian capital.

Last month, Jetstar Asia launched straight-to-gate, enabling passengers with no bags or visa requirements to check in at home, at the office or at the hotel and go straight to the gate when they arrive at the airport. Jetstar Asia expects more than 50,000 passengers expected to use this service over the next 12 months.

Jetstar Asia currently operates up to 35 flights a week between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.