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Malaysia Airlines partners with Expedia, Grab and Maxis to offer a one-stop solution for student travel

Kelana Jaya, 24 April 2019: Malaysia Airlines today announced a partnership agreement with Brand Expedia, Grab and Maxis to offer further benefits to its MHexplorer product, the airline’s fully digitalized student travel programme. MHexplorer offers students 20% fare discounts all year round, with additional 10kg baggage allowance for all classes, one complimentary travel date change, special friends and family promotion and Enrich miles.

Via this partnership, MHexplorer has been expanded beyond just flight tickets:

Brand Expedia

Under the MHexplorer programme, students will be able to enjoy 8% off domestic hotels and 10% on international hotels.


Transportation to airports is also covered with the partnership with Grab enabling members to benefit from an 8% discount on Grab cars to/from KLIA, Penang International Airport, Senai International Airport, Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


MHexplorer members can also save RM120 when they sign up for a Hotlink Flex Plus plan which comes with 10GB data and unlimited calls and SMS – the mobile plan, which originally costs RM60 per month will now cost RM50 per month, over a duration of 12 months. Adding to this, any Hotlink or Maxis customers who sign up for the MHexplorer programme will stand a chance to win flight tickets to Bali, Tokyo, Seoul or Osaka. During the MHexplorer Friends & Family promo, Hotlink and Maxis customers also enjoy 2X Enrich miles when they purchase flight tickets. All they need to do is download the promo code from their Hotlink Flex, Hotlink RED, or MyMaxis apps and key it in when making the purchase.

Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Revenue Officer Ignatius Ong said, “We have already seen great take up for our MHexplorer programme since its launch in October last year. Today, it has been expanded further to include even more exciting benefits for members. We understand the needs and concerns of our younger traveller and these partnerships go a long way in addressing them. Travelling can be expensive and confusing for the first time traveller. There are flights to secure, taxis to book, hotels to research as well as mobile coverage to ensure. All of these on top of a budget to be mindful of. These new benefits look at the travel experience holistically, allowing our students to plan and book their complete travel itinerary all on one convenient platform and with great discounts as well. Now is the perfect time for students to sign up with MHexplorer. Let Malaysia Airlines and our great partners take care of the details leaving students the time to enjoy the actual travel experience.”

“At Expedia, we spend every day looking for ways to improve the travel experience for our travellers through the use of technology and data science, bringing them better choices, simplicity in booking through our web and mobile app, with greater savings. We are very excited to bring Expedia’s extensive access of more than 1 million properties globally, including thousands of amazing ones in Southeast Asia coupled with more than 35 thousand plus activities around the world to student travellers of Malaysia Airlines. Our collaboration with Malaysia Airlines today is one more step forward on our journey to introducing more affordable travel options, and we are hoping our student communities will enjoy their holiday experience as much as they enjoy their Malaysian hospitality with our National carrier,” said Lavinia Rajaram, Regional Head of Communications, Brand Expedia.

Commenting on the partnership, Rashid Shukor, Head of Operations, Grab Malaysia said, “Grab is honored to serve as Malaysia Airlines’ dedicated land transport partner for the MHexplorer programme. We are always on the lookout for partnerships that allow us to solve local problems and addvalue to our passengers. Through this partnership and commitment towards innovation, students will nowhave safe, convenient and cost effective rides. This will definitely improve the overall travel convenience for them, hence we are incredibly excited about what we’re going to achieve together.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering Malaysia Airlines on their MHexplorer programme to offer our customersgreat value that they deserve. At Maxis, we are constantly creating meaningful ways to engage and rewardcustomers with deals that are relevant to their lifestyles. Customers can check out their Hotlink Flex,Hotlink RED, or MyMaxis apps, which give them access to over 250 deals on F&B, travel and services,shopping, entertainment, and health and beauty,” said Tai Kam Leong, Maxis’ Head of Brand and Partnerships.




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