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Manchester United take flight with Malaysia Airlines

This collaboration names Malaysia Airlines as the official commercial airline of Manchester United FC.

Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), a giant of the Premier League (PL), have announced a new multi-year partnership with Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia.

This collaboration names Malaysia Airlines as the official commercial airline of the legendary football club.

The partnership was unveiled at a major industry trade fair in Kuala Lumpur by Izham Ismail, Group Managing Director of Malaysia Aviation Group, which oversees Malaysia Airlines. To celebrate this momentous occasion, former Manchester United defenders Patrice Evra and Wes Brown graced the event in Kuala Lumpur. The decorated duo shared their experiences of traversing the globe, both as players and esteemed ambassadors for the club.

Speaking on the partnership, Patrice Evra, said, “Manchester United has fans from all over the world, and the passionate support we have here in Asia never fails to impress me. I am pleased to be able to share our partnership with Malaysia Airlines with those fans and introduce them to the best-in-class service they offer. Wes and I travelled here on Malaysia Airlines, and I would like to thank them for such a comfortable journey. From the food to the comfortable seats and friendly service, everything was perfect.”

Wes Brown, said, â€śI am fortunate enough to represent Manchester United at events all over the world. I have visited Malaysia many times, and I am always blown away by the warm welcome I receive. Malaysia Airlines is a true representation of Malaysia’s friendly culture, and I cannot wait to work with them to engage with our fantastic supporters.”

Manchester United, CEO, Alliances and Partnerships, Victoria Timpson, said, â€śManchester United has a long-standing and proud connection with Malaysia, with a history of passionate support from across the country. We have three official Malaysian supporter’s clubs, with the Kuala Lumpur branch boasting one of the club’s largest supporter communities, reflecting the country’s love of all things United. We are very pleased to welcome Malaysia Airlines to our family of partners and look forward to sharing with our global fans its trusted, welcoming and hospitable service.”

Group Managing Director, Malaysia Aviation Group, Izham Ismail, said, â€śWe are delighted to announce this exciting partnership with Manchester United, a club synonymous with excellence and sporting passion around the world. This collaboration brings together two global icons, Malaysia Airlines and Manchester United, and will create unforgettable experiences for our fans and customers. Aligning with a globally recognised club like United places Malaysia Airlines in front of a massive worldwide audience, significantly boosting brand recognition, especially in Europe and Southeast Asia where United has a large fanbase. We look forward to the exciting opportunities this collaboration brings and the joy it will bring to football enthusiasts worldwide.”

Malaysia Airlines, as part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation leader, takes pride in being the flag carrier of Malaysia, offering the most comfortable and enriching travel experience to, from, and within the stunning country. Daily, the airline transports up to 40,000 passengers, immersing them in the rich tapestry of Malaysia’s multicultural society. For international travellers, a trip with Malaysia Airlines provides a delightful introduction to world-renowned Malaysian hospitality.

The Red Devils boast an unparalleled legacy. Established over 140 years ago, the club has secured an impressive 66 trophies, including a record-breaking 20 English League titles. Currently, the team sits in sixth place on the PL table, with its sights set on securing a coveted European spot for next season. They’ve also reached the semifinals of the FA Cup, where they’ll face Coventry City FC on April 20. Up next for United is an English top-flight clash against Brentford FC, scheduled for Sunday, March 31, at 1:30 AM IST.

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