AirAsia partners with Central Coast Mariners for the 2023/2024 AFC Cup 

The Central Coast Mariners are thrilled to announce that AirAsia has officially signed on as the major partner for our highly anticipated AFC Cup Campaign. The partnership marks a significant milestone in the club’s history as they prepare to kick off their first round of the international competition this evening.

As the Central Coast Mariners gear up for the prestigious AFC Cup, they are proud to welcome AirAsia on board as a major partner. This partnership brings together two dynamic entities, both committed to excellence, innovation, and a shared passion for the world’s most popular sport.

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, is renowned for its commitment to affordable travel, exceptional service, and connecting people across the region to over 150 destinations. This collaboration signifies a joint commitment to promoting football excellence in Australia and throughout Asia and represents a significant milestone in the Mariners’ pursuit of regional and global success.

The AFC Cup Campaign promises to be an exciting chapter in the history of the Central Coast Mariners, and AirAsia’s support as the major partner will play a pivotal role in the team’s success. The partnership reflects the shared values of both organisations – a commitment to greatness and a strong focus on fostering connections across borders.

Central Coast Mariners’ CEO, Shaun Mielekamp, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to welcome AirAsia on board as our major partner for the AFC Cup campaign. Their reputation as a dynamic and forward-thinking company aligns perfectly with our vision for success on the international stage. With their support, we are confident that we can make a strong impact in the AFC Cup. After the success of winning the A-League Championship in 2023, part of our strategy is attracting global brands whilst still remaining connected to our community.”

Rudy Khaw, Chief Executive Officer at airasia brand co. said the partnership is a great fit for AirAsia, bringing together two champion brands. 

“We are proud to partner with the 2023 A-League leaders in their journey through the AFC Cup,” Khaw said.

“Football has the unique power to bring people together, regardless of borders, and we believe this partnership will not only elevate the Mariners but also inspire fans and communities across the region to be part of the action, thanks to our great value fares which enable everyone to travel. We look forward to an exciting and successful campaign together and to taking the team to new heights. “

The Central Coast Mariners’ AFC Cup campaign is set to capture the hearts of fans and sports enthusiasts worldwide. With AirAsia’s support, the Mariners are poised to make a lasting impression on the competition.

AirAsia’s commitment to supporting sports and community engagement is well-documented, following a number of recent sports sponsorships in Australia and New Zealand, including the Gold Coast Marathon, the Sydney City2Surf fun run and recently the announcement of the Auckland Marathon taking place next month, making them the perfect partner for the Mariners in the upcoming AFC Cup. As part of the collaboration, AirAsia will be involved in various initiatives aimed at promoting effortless travel and access throughout Asia within the Central Coast community. 

AirAsia connects Australians to more than 150 destinations across Asia Pacific, including leisure favourites like Indonesia’s Bali and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India and many more. The AirAsia Group has transformed over recent times to become more than just an airline with over 10 travel and lifestyle digital services including flights, accommodation, ride hailing, deliveries and much more as a one stop travel shop on its AirAsia Superapp. 

To book your next holiday or catch the Central Coast Mariners in action, download the AirAsia Superapp or visit the website – with fares on sale starting from just AUD$339 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur.