AirAsia is offering free flights to all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Paralympians who won a medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
The gold medallist will be given free flights for life, while those who grabbed silver and bronze will be receive complimentary flights for five and and two years respectively, said Airasia group CEO Tony Fernandes in his Instagram post earlier on 12 September.
Fernandes also said that the Paralympics had showed him what determination is all about, “Thanks guys and girls for giving all of us the spirit to never give up despite all the obstacles in front of us.”
Thought the summer olympics was amazing. But the Paralympics has showed me what determination is all about. Once again this time led by Malaysia Asean is doing something special. Airasia will be giving Free flights for life for all Gold medals winners 5 years for silver and 3 years for bronze. Airasia was all about democracy. Thanks guys and girls for giving all of us the spirit to never give up despite all the obstacles in front of us. .
ASEAN Paralympic gold medal winners who will be rewarded by Airasia’s free flights for life include Malaysian throwers Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli and Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi, Singaporean swimmer Yip Pin Xiu, as well as Thai wheelchair racers Pongsakorn Paeyo and Prawat Wahoram.
Another Singaporean swimmer Theresa Goh, who won bronze in the women’s SB4 100m breaststroke will also receive free flights for two years.
Just last month, Airasia announced it’s giving free flights for life to all ASEAN athletes who won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In the same month, Singapore Airlines also presented one million KrisFlyer Miles to Singapore’s swimmer Joseph Schooling after winning the country’s first ever Olympic gold medal this year.