Malaysia Airlines dishes out student discounts with Maxis, Grab and Expedia tie-up

Malaysia Airlines (MAB) has tied up with Maxis, Grab and Expedia to bolster the benefits for MHexplorer, its fully digitalised student travel programme. The partnership offers students a range of discounts in the areas of telco, transportation and hotels when they travel.

MHexplorer members can save RM120 when they sign up for a Hotlink Flex Plus plan. Meanwhile, 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. As part of the MHexplorer friends and family promo, Hotlink and Maxis customers can also enjoy twice the amount of Enrich miles when they purchase flight tickets with MAB.

Additionally, students will be able to enjoy 8% off domestic hotels and 10% on international hotels as part of the collaboration with Expedia, while Grab's partnership offers an 8% discount from rides to and from KLIA, Penang International Airport, Senai International Airport, Kuching International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

MAB's group chief revenue officer Ignatius Ong said the new benefits take a holistic look at the travel experience, allowing students to plan and book their travel itinerary all on one convenient platform with discounts. "Let Malaysia Airlines and our great partners take care of the details leaving students the time to enjoy the actual travel experience," he added.

“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,” Lavinia Rajaram, regional head of communications, Brand Expedia said.

Rashid Shukor, Grab Malaysia's head of operations, said through this partnership and commitment towards innovation, students will now have 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," he added.

“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,” said Tai Kam Leong, Maxis’ head of brand and partnerships.