KLIA, 23 October 2019: Amal by Malaysia Airlines, the pilgrim-centric service of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) dedicated for Hajj and Umrah, on Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tahira Air Sdn Bhd and Kawan International Travel Sdn Bhd at TH Movenpick Hotel, Sepang.

The agreement was signed between Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMAL, Vincent Tan Kee Kim, CEO of Tahira Air as well as Haji Mohd Zahiri Dato’ Hj Maulud, Chairman of Kawan International Travel Sdn. Bhd.

Through this partnership, the three parties expressed their intention to connect Muslim and leisure travelers from China to Saudi Arabia via Kuala Lumpur, following the recent announcement by the government of Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas and visa-on-arrival services to more than 40 countries around the world, including China. AMAL, Tahira Air and Kawan International will be offering flights and tours to Jeddah and Madinah from Ningxia, as well as other provinces in China.

Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin, CEO of AMAL said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Tahira Air and Kawan International to promote Muslim and leisure travel between the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this partnership, we hope to work together to enrich the experience of our passengers from China travelling into Saudi Arabia. We are also very excited to be extending our Malaysian Hospitality to more destinations in China”

Mr. Vincent Tan Kee Kim, CEO of Tahira Group said, “Our collaboration with AMAL and Kawan International is a great opportunity for us to further promote the demand for inbound and outbound tourism between China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and beyond. Kuala Lumpur is strategically located as the transit hub for the movement of the tourists and we are pleased to work with AMAL towards a seamless journey for our guests within the Malaysia Airlines network.”