AirAsia became the first low-cost airline to win the Air Cargo Industry Newcomer of the Year Award 2010, at the Air Cargo Week (ACW) World Air Cargo Awards held on Wednesday in Shanghai.
The award was presented by Air Cargo Week, a respected UK-based publisher of a weekly newspaper on the air cargo industry.
AirAsia emerged tops in a global survey that polled industry peers and shippers.
"This award signifies the growing confidence and belief in the AirAsia cargo product and services," said AirAsia's Regional Head of Cargo, Sathis Manoharen, in a statement here on Friday.
The airline said it is strengthening cargo operations in part to protect its bottomline against fluctuations in fuel prices.
AirAsia has been tying up with more cargo agents and large export-import firms in the markets it flies.
It is also reaching markets beyond its current route network through other airlines with which it has special pro-rate agreements.
Source : Bernama
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