AirAsia is the exclusive official airline for Malaysian football
SEPANG, 6 March 2019 - AirAsia has inked an agreement to be the exclusive official airline for the Malaysian League 2019-2020.
As part of the partnership, AirAsia will be supporting MFL teams playing in the Piala Malaysia, Liga Super, Liga Premier and Piala FA tournaments with discounted fares for them to fly with the airline to games across Malaysia and the region.
AirAsia will also have the rights to sell match tickets either as standalone or packaged with flights and/or hotel deals through airasiaredtix.com.
Malaysian Football League (MFL) CEO Kevin Ramalingam said, “I’m thrilled that our boys playing in the leagues will be flying AirAsia to their games. It’s not often that you see a Malaysian company make it big, let alone become the world’s best low-cost airline 10 years in a row, and I think we can all be proud of what Tony and his team have achieved. We hope that, with this partnership with the world’s best, the local football scene will grow to even greater heights as we strive towards putting Malaysia on the footballing map again.”
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “Football is one of my passions, and this love for the beautiful game runs through AirAsia as well. We currently sponsor the AirAsia KL Junior League to advance youth football in the Klang Valley, we have our own youth team, PJ Rangers FC. Most recently, we also chartered flights for Harimau Malaya fans to catch the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals and finals in Bangkok and Hanoi.
“The MFL deal is an incredible opportunity for AirAsia to continue supporting Malaysian football, and we are proud to be able to play a part in inspiring a new generation of dreamers and making dreams come true for the players, the teams, and ultimately, the fans. We look forward to welcoming our heroes and their fans on board.”
About Malaysian Football League
Malaysian Football League (MFL) was created with the aim to privatize the Malaysian professional football leagues. MFL operates and manages 6 entities which includes Liga Super, Liga Premier, Piala FA, Piala Malaysia, Piala Sumbangsih and Challenge Cup. With the vision to make football a pride of the nation once again, MFL’s efforts to transform Malaysian football is centered around 4 key pillars; competitive matches in all competitions, positive commercial growth, strong partnerships with stakeholders and increasing professionalism as well as integrity in team and league management.