AirAsia brings Harimau Malaya supporters to Bangkok
SEPANG, 5 December 2018 - AirAsia is proud to fly Ultras Malaya and other Harimau Malaya supporters to Bangkok to catch the second leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semi-final between Malaysia and Thailand at Rajamangala Stadium today.
The supporters were sent off in a special ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) attended by Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports Secretary General Dato’ Lokman Hakim Ali and AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “We are happy to be supporting this one again with another special flight. We believe Ultras Malaya, ekor Harimau Malaya and it was only proper to help them and other fans of our national football team to get to where the action is. Their terrace chants and vocal support will no doubt be a welcome boost to Harimau Malaya, a reminder that the whole of Malaysia will stand together and roar with the team tonight. We wish our boys the very best!”
Malaysia Youth and Sports Minister YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said, “I commend AirAsia for doing their part as a homegrown company to support the local sports scenes and for enabling Ultras Malaya and fellow supporters with this special flight. This will definitely add on to the roaring atmosphere for our players at the stadium. I hope that more private sectors will support our sports industry as we continue to grow on the international stage.”
AirAsia’s commitment to Malaysian sports is part of the its #DARETODREAM campaign, which reinforces the airline as a dream-enabler through its support for national athletes from all levels, with a single goal in mind - to put the nation on the world map.
Over the years, AirAsia has supported numerous athletes in their quest for success, including track cyclists Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa, diver Leong Mun Yee, bodybuilder Faiz Ariffin, bowler Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamid and badminton professional and AirAsia Badminton Academy player Liew Daren.