Nicol David with Air France-KLM country manager Estee Ng (right) after the airline announced the squash queen's new role.
KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Nicol David can look forward to some hassle-free travelling after signing on to become the ambassador to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
The seven-time world champion, who has been training in Amsterdam for the past 11 years, will now enjoy the perks of being a KLM Platinum member.
“I’ve flown on KLM to almost all my tournaments worldwide ... it’s great that KLM recognised that and approached me to become their ambassador,” said Nicol.
“As an athlete, sometimes we face complications when we travel ... like baggage and the long check-in hours.
“Now that I am a platinum member of KLM, all these complications will be reduced significantly. Now, I can travel to my next tournament without too much worries on my mind.”
Air France-KLM country manager Estee Ng said that it only made sense to have Nicol represent them, especially since she is based in Amsterdam.
“Nicol has been a fantastic athlete for Malaysia and we are proud to be associated with her,” said Estee.
“We want to help her in every way possible and, by signing her as an ambassador and giving her platinum membership, we hope that it’ll take a load off her mind when she travels.
“This is a stepping stone in terms of our contributions to Malaysian sports ... hopefully, there’ll be more opportunities like this in the future.”