Chandigarh, October 12, 2015: AirAsia India is happy to announce its association with Northeast United Football Club, one of the most exciting teams in Indian Super League. As an enthusiastic supporter of sports, AirAsia India is one of the sponsors for Northeast United Football Club in the upcoming ISL matches in 2015.
AirAsia has a tradition of promoting sports and this association signifies the brand’s testament towards appreciating sporting talent. The Northeast region of India has traditionally been the hotbed for football in the country. Supported by well acclaimed celebrity John Abraham, the Northeast United Football Club is known for its inclusiveness, emerging young talent & passion. The association also accentuates AirAsia’s effort to recognize the strengths and potential of sportsmen and provide encouragement to the players.
Commenting on the association, Mittu Chandilya, CEO & MD, AirAsia India said, “We are extremely interested in the development of North East. The initial signs that we have received in the market have been very encouraging. Our association with football connects us back to AirAsia’s association with Queens Park Rangers and our love for the sport. John Abraham has been a great personal friend and we are very happy to come together with him this way and support his energetic team. We believe that anything that goes to the grass root level in enabling local development in a region like North East is something we should stand for. Sports is an important thing that AirAsia has constantly been supporting. I am extremely happy about associating with NEUFC as we believe that coming together with a true partner who understands our business gives us a platform to do wonders. Let’s football!”
"Sport and travel both have a unique power to reach people and bring them together,” said John Abraham, Indian actor/producer, and owner of North East United Football Club. "We are delighted that AirAsia will be supporting us this season and I look forward to further strengthening our relationship in the coming years. My good friend Mittu and I will be watching the games together in Guwahati. We think very similarly about the development of football and passion we have for the North East sector. I am thrilled about working with his dynamic team and a brand like AirAsia to do some great things with NEUFC."
Monday, October 12, 2015