Malaysia Airlines, the nation’s flagship carrier has always played a unique role in stimulating trade, promoting tourism and more importantly, asserting the national identity– bearing the Malaysian brand to the world and warmly welcoming visitors to Malaysia. The national carrier continues to evolve and adapt to the changing times and market demands by refocussing to be business-ready, provide better travel experiences and offer competitive prices. Hence, Malaysia Airlines remains among MIDA’s key strategic partners as both organisations share similar goals of bringing the world to Malaysia towards driving long term growth of the country.
MIDA and Malaysia Airlines have extended their decades-long partnership through a strategic partnership to encourage investors to visit Malaysia through MIDA’s Safe Travel initiatives. Starting in June 2021 and due to run till the end of May 2022, business travellers will get to enjoy up to 20% off on Business and/or Economy seats for all Malaysia Airlines international and domestic flights.
Additionally, the Economy Flex tier caters to passengers with constantly changing travel plans and those seeking higher travel flexibilities.
This provides a comprehensive flexibility package deal that includes unlimited changes to the date of flight and refunds without a fee, check-in baggage of up to 35kg as well as priority check-in, boarding and baggage.
The partnership is further bolstered through the OSC Business Travellers Centre (BTC) initiative in KLIA. MIDA has appointed a special team of Malaysia Airlines Cabin Crew to act as Liaison Officers and Duty Officers to actively support incoming short term business travellers on their entire stay in Malaysia. Accompanying Business Travellers from the arrival gate and escorting them through their approved OSC Committee itinerary; from health screenings at the BTC and beyond, these officers are on hand to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.
Malaysia Airlines has also been awarded a full 7-star rating by AirlineRatings.com for its COVID- 19 health and safety measures, and for its commitment for the highest standards of safety and hygiene, with protective measures in place from the preflight experience to arrival.
Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, Captain Izham Ismail said, “As the national carrier, our strategic collaboration with MIDA allows us to support the nation’s key objective in driving investment into the nation. With our decades-long experience in sharing Malaysian Hospitality with passengers, we are pleased to be the gateway to our beautiful nation for our valued passengers. Additionally, by lending a hand with our award-winning Cabin Crew, we are sure MIDA’s Business Travellers will undoubtedly experience unmatched support throughout their stay.
When flying with the airline, passengers are reassured knowing that all precautions are instituted to ensure that you can travel confidently. As the nation gears up and waits potentially for the return of international travel, Malaysia Airlines stands ready to serve, particularly with our extensive and unique corporate travel programs to ensure that your business travel goes smoothly. You can certainly rest easy on your travels.”
For organisations with business operations in and around Malaysia including the wider Southeast Asian region, Malaysia Airlines’ corporate travel program, MHbiz Travel offers flexibility and great connectivity. With the airlines’ extensive and strong network in the region coupled with tailor-made services, Malaysia Airlines optimises business travels by providing corporate discounts, special services and higher flexibility. There are three services uniquely designed to cater to the travellers’ specific travel needs, namely the MHbiz Pro, MHbiz Plus and MHbiz Events.
These specifically allow business travellers to enjoy exclusive perks and bigger savings on their company’s travel expenditure.
For companies that prefer to selfmanage their duty travel and enhance their employee benefit, the MHbiz Pro and Firefly Corporate Travel are the best booking tools that can offer an affordable corporate travel solution. Business travellers can also take advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ operational benefits such as travel expense system to optimise resources without subscription or registration fee involved, allowing users to design and generate their travel reports to better monitor their corporate travel spending.
For larger organisations in which their travel arrangements are managed by appointed travel agents, MHbiz Plus is a more suitable program. It features better customisation of the company’s travel requisites and more rewards, as well as a dedicated Corporate Relationship Manager who will tailor discounts according to the travel volume spent, ensuring the organisation enjoy maximum value on all its flights.
For Meeting Incentive Convention & Exhibition (MICE) organisers, Malaysia Airlines recommends its MHbiz Events Service which offers a tailor-made travel programme and incentive package that is unique to the event’s needs. Partnering with Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), the airline offers both organisers and delegates a unique travel experience with unmatched benefits.
Delegates may enjoy travel discounts, earn Enrich Points and gain access to a flexible travel window of up to 14 days. With special fares for groups, a dedicated check-in counter at the airport as well as pre-arranged meet and greet service at the airport including a special welcome onboard announcement, Malaysia Airlines ensure an enjoyable experience that comes every step of the journey.