AirAsia touches down with NRL touch football partnership

L-R: Beverley Mackenzie -  Head of Commerical AirAsia Australia/ and New Zealand, Tarryn Aiken, - Australian Youth Team & Gold Coast Titans Representative, Steve Mitchell CEO Touch Football Australia with AirAsia Cabin Crew

GOLD COAST, 29 July 2018 - The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia and NRL Touch Football (NRLTF) announced a new partnership that will see the airline become the Official Airline Partner of NRL Touch Football in Australia.

As part of the deal, the airline will proudly carry the Australian Youth Touch Football teams to and from Kuala Lumpur for the upcoming Youth Touch World Cup in August.

NRLTF Chief Executive Steve Mitchell said, “We’re very excited to welcome AirAsia to the touch football family.

“AirAsia is a renowned global brand and a world leader in their category. It’s an exciting time to be working with them as they develop their brand in Australia,” he said.

“This partnership is particularly significant for our Australian youth teams, solidifying our quest to make the sport more affordable for participants and their families.”

AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial Barry Klipp said, “AirAsia and AirAsia X is pleased to welcome NRL Touch Football to our ever-growing list of #DARETODREAM sporting partnerships.

“AirAsia is an airline that believes in helping people achieve their dreams, and like sport is driven through hard work and determination. To inspire and enable these young Australians to discover their full potential as part of the Youth Touch World Cup in August this year is fantastic.

“We look forward to welcoming the Australian youth teams on-board next month for the Youth World Cup.”

AirAsia operates more than 60 services per week from Australia to its hub in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, with onward connections to more than 130 destinations across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the US. AirAsia also operates the only wide-body A330 service between the Gold Coast and Auckland daily.

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