Clean sweep for SpiceJet at AsiaOne Awards, Singapore

Bags awards for ‘Greatest brand’, ‘Global Asian’ and ‘Greatest CFO’

GURGAON, January 31, 2017: It was a clean sweep for India’s favourite airline – SpiceJet at the Asia One Awards, Singapore – as it walked away with top recognition in three prime categories. The airline which has been trending all through 2016 with multiple awards and accolades was adorned ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016’ by the Asia One Board. The selection process was supervised by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr Kiran Koteshwar CFO SpiceJet with the Greatest CFO Award
 Mr Kiran Koteshwar CFO SpiceJet with the Greatest CFO Award

Mr Kiran Koteshwar receiving the AsiaOne Global Asian Award on behalf of...
Mr Kiran Koteshwar receiving the AsiaOne Global Asian Award 

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Ajay Singh, who has scripted the most remarkable turnaround story of recent times, was honored with the title of the ‘Global Asian of the year’ while Chief Financial Officer Mr. Kiran Koteshwar won the award for ‘Asia’s Greatest CFO 2016’.

“This is a most exciting time for SpiceJet and it gives us immense pleasure to witness the continued momentum in our performance. The awards are a source of huge encouragement as it recognizes the transformation of our business while reiterating the best-in-class experience being delivered through path-breaking products and customised services. 2016 was eventful and we look forward to a bigger and bolder 2017,” said Mr. Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet.

The year 2016 witnessed SpiceJet standing invincibly tall on the operational charts by recording the highest passenger load factor of over 90%, every month, for 21 months in a row, since April 2015 – a feat un-paralleled in India’s aviation history and has also been registering industry leading performance on important metrics such as ‘On Time Performance’ and ‘Flight Cancellations’. The company has been churning profits for seven consecutive quarters.

2016 also perched SpiceJet high on the global pedestal, with the brand having received multiple honours and recognitions. Conceded as the most innovative airline of the country, SpiceJet in a first-of-its-kind initiatives launched smart check-in facility using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies which won it international recognition by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas with the ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award.

‘World Travel Leaders Award’ at the WTM London, ‘Best Employee Engagement’ at the 4th DMA, Best Transportation brand and Best Airline Brand in India by Brand Trust Report are some of the other industry marquee recognitions received by the airline.

His Excellency Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, Republic of Poland, His Excellency Guillaume Kavaruganda – High Commissioner in Singapore, Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency James Sinclair Manley – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, Republic of Chile, His Excellency Zakariya Hamed Hilal Al-Saadi – Consul-General to Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, His Excellency Dr Istvan Szerdahelyi – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, Hungary, His Excellency Abdulla Ibrahim Abdulrahman S. Al-Hamar – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Singapore, State of Qatar were some of the key dignitaries who graced the event.

A leading International Media House and Research company, URS media felicitates the leaders from across different genres of work like Technology, Finance, and Corporate Social Responsibility among others. These researches are carried out by a team of qualified researchers, which includes both primary & secondary levels, looking into the track record of an individual in the past 2 years studying his/her contribution towards the current organization, brand value of the company, brand position in the industry etc. The researches were thoroughly evaluated by PricewaterhouseCoopers thereby choose valuable leaders across sectors and felicitate them for the remarkable contribution to their respective fields.

About SpiceJet Limited:
SpiceJet is India’s favourite budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 340 average daily flights to 45 destinations, including 39 domestic and 6 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 32 Boeing 737NG and 17 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India at an additional fee option.

SpiceJet has achieved global recognition throughout 2016, some of the key accolades being ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ received by Mr Ajay Singh at the WTM London (Nov ‘16), ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas (Sep ’16), Smart Check In Initiatives awarded at CIO 100 India Symposium & Awards in Pune (Sep ‘16),  ‘Best Employee Engagement’ amongst 104 corporate entries at the 4th DMA - Thomas Assessments National Award for Excellence in Talent Management in New Delhi (Aug ‘16), Best Transportation brand as well as the Best Airline Brand in India for 2016 by Brand Trust Report (Apr ‘16) and the four Best Domestic Airline Award, one in each of the four regions of India by DDP TravTalk.

About URS Media
URS Media (the organizers) is a 15 year old International Media House with its roots in Dubai. The company entered the Indian market back in 2010, since then they are known as AsiaOne Magazine, a pan Asia business and news magazine with readership in more than 9 countries in Asia & GCC with both electronic and print presence. At AsiaOne Magazine they strive to deliver best-in-class news on business, politics and lifestyle.