Malaysia Airlines honors Travel Agents in Glittering Ceremony

Honoring the presence of the top brass of Indian travel industry, Malaysia Airlines celebrated its partnershipwith these premier travel advisors for their ongoing support and role towards the consistent growthof travelservices across the nation.

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, November 16, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, has organized its Top Agents Awards Ceremony to thank the travel fraternity for the support extended to Malaysia Airlines in the year 2012 from the India market.

The official awards ceremony took place at Kuala Lumpur on 25 October 2013, Friday.

Honoring the presence of the top brass of Indian travel industry, Malaysia Airlines celebrated its partnershipwith these premier travel advisors for their ongoing support and role towards the consistent growthof travelservices across the nation.

This executive retreat was aimed at recognizing and thanking Indian trade partners for their loyalty and continued support to Malaysia Airlines while honoring them at a very exclusive evening for the opportunity of tradenetworking and future growth plans for the India market as well. The ceremony included both business and leisure activities to balance the itinerary.

Commenting on the awards,Ahmad JauhariYahya, Group CEO, Malaysia Airlines said: "India is a very important market for us. We would not have achieved the current revenue growth if not for our agents'support and belief in us and our product. I sincerely thank each one of our travel partners for their efforts. Our expansion story in the local India market became more aggressive from September 2012 when we started adding day flights from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai to Kuala Lumpur. Tonight we celebrate Malaysia Airlines' winners in the India travel industry. Let's continue on this Journey together and congratulations to all the winners."

Mr. Azahar Hamid, Regional Senior Vice President, South Asia & Middle East, Malaysia Airlinesexpressed his gratitude to the guests for their ongoing business partnerships that had been established in India market very well.

"Tonight's recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism and it has been an honor to hold the gala in Kuala Lumpur. Travel agents are an integral part of our businessand we take this opportunity to thank them for making the Malaysia Airline's experience wonderful for our passengers. Wehighly value the role that the travel trade industry plays in reaching to our customers and encourage them to experience our award-winning five star services," said Azahar

He also added about the exciting milestones for Malaysia Airlines such as the recent association with oneworld® alliance and the inaugural operations from Kochi.

The event saw the who's who of India travel industry and top agents from India grace the event. This ceremony not only further encouraged Malaysia Airlines' trade partners to reinforce their support to the Indian market but also gave them an exclusive platform to interact with local suppliers and discuss about various tourism sub-products.

Malaysia Airline this year won the International passenger recognition by Skytrax as a 5-star airline, International travel trade recognition at the World Travel Awards as being Asia's Leading Airline and the Malaysia's people's choice award by Putra Brand Award.

In 2013, Malaysia Airlines continued to receive 1 new B738 every month, in addition to new A333. With their fleet of A380s, Malaysia Airlines will soon, by end 2013, have one of the youngest fleets in Asia of an average age of 6 years.

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About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest, flying around 47,000 passengers daily to some 80 destinations worldwide across 4 continents.

The distinctive Malaysia Airlines brand is an extension of the special culture of warmth and friendliness unique to Malaysians. This inimitable Malaysian sense of graciousness is branded as "Malaysian Hospitality" and symbolized by the acronym MH which is also the airline's flight code.

Malaysia Airlines is well connected to 6 Indian metro cities i.e. Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kochi and operating 64 weekly non-stop flights between India and its home base Kuala Lumpur and connecting seamlessly to key Asia Pacific destinations . Two more frequencies every week from each Delhi and Bangalore are planned effective October 2013, which will make total flights as 66 per week.

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