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Malaysia Airlines Provides Mastercard Cardholders VIP Access to the Cimb Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia - Win an Honorary Observer Pass by Purchasing a MAS Ticket with Your MasterCard

Kuala Lumpur, 06 October 2011 : Malaysia Airlines and MasterCard are offering customers more unique experiences and additional benefits this year.

Malaysia Airlines will provide MasterCard cardholders the opportunity to attend the upcoming CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia. To be eligible, customers must purchase a Malaysia Airlines ticket with their MasterCard from now on till 17 October 2011, to be eligible for the exclusive passes to this year’s CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia.

The top prize up for grabs is an Honorary Observer Pass that allows the cardholder to accompany a pro-golfer through the 18-hole golf course. This special pass will give the cardholder a once in a lifetime view of the green seen through the eyes of a pro-golfer. This includes an invitation to the VIP Hospitality Suite and the Official Welcome Reception, prior to tee-off, to mingle with pro-golfers such as Stewart Cink from the United States, Angel Cabrera from Argentina and defending champion Ben Crane from the Unites States. Also, selected lucky cardholders will have the opportunity of receiving one of the six VIP Hospitality Passes, and sixteen Course Access Passes.

Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice President Sales Malaysia En Azman Ahmad said “We are thrilled to work with MasterCard again to provide its cardholders with these exclusive privileges. We will continue to work with Mastercard on similar endeavours which enable us to showcase our products and reward customers for their patronage,” said.

“We are excited to work with Malaysia Airlines again and look forward to future collaborations to constantly bring unique experiences such as these to our mutual customers,” said Jim Cheah, vice president and senior country manager Malaysia & Brunei, MasterCard Worldwide.

Apart from these exclusive Golf privileges, Malaysia Airlines and MasterCard will provide customers with the opportunity to be treated to a unique luxurious holiday. Entitled the Malaysia Airlines Highest Spender Program, this program rewards MasterCard cardholders who have spent the most purchasing Malaysia Airlines tickets. The top ten highest spenders will be pampered with a luxurious 5-star getaway in Langkawi for two.

In addition, Malaysia Airlines is extending an offer of 90% off every second Malaysia Airlines First or Business class ticket when purchases are made with a MasterCard.

The CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s biggest and richest tournament, featuring 48 players – 30 from the PGA Tour, 10 from the Asian Tour, two Malaysians and Malaysia Airlines is the one of the six sponsors in the exclusive tournament.


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