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A partnership based on common goals


Taking off: Malaysian co-working space provider Common Ground is also looking at plans to launch new venues across the Philippines and Thailand.

Taking off: Malaysian co-working space provider Common Ground is also looking at plans to launch new venues across the Philippines and Thailand.

COMMON Ground, local coworking space provider, has tied-up with low-cost airline AirAsia to promote business travel through AirAsia’s MyCorporate programme for all Common Ground members.

AirAsia’s MyCorporate programme is targeted towards corporate travellers and provides additional flexibility such as complimentary flight changes, an expedited check-in and other exclusive benefits.

The partnership enables Common Ground members to enjoy attractive corporate rates on AirAsia flights and access to its Premium Red lounge.

This offering is the newest of Common Ground’s many partnerships and will be accessible through its proprietary software and members portal.

“Our partnership with AirAsia is something we’re very excited about. At Common Ground, it is our vision to provide our members with local value, local services, and local partnerships. We believe that to build any successful business in this part of the world, one needs to develop a strong foundation. In these individual and culturally different South-East Asian and Asian markets, there is no better way to do this than to develop partnerships at a local level.

“Local partners who also understand your market are in the strongest position to add the value needed to push the business forward. We view our partnership with AirAsia MyCorporate as an amazing opportunity to provide a true value-add to all our members. AirAsia is a regional powerhouse with local value across South-East Asian markets.

A wing for others: Lee says the partnership will enable Malaysian companies to have a global footprint.
A wing for others: Lee says the partnership will enable Malaysian companies to have a global footprint.   

This is a great chance and platform for our members to potentially expand their businesses outside of Malaysia. Not just by connecting with entrepreneurs and members across our regional venues, but by making it possible to connect our members with business opportunities across the region in any area.

“As a homegrown business we are expanding rapidly, not just in Malaysia, but soon across South-East Asia, opening offices in the Philippines by the end of this month and Thailand by the end of the year. We can now pride ourselves on being a regional company pushing regional value for all our members in Malaysia and now across South-East Asia,” said Juhn Teo, co-founder of Common Ground.

With this partnership in place, travellers on the MyCorporate programme will also be able to work across Common Ground venues located in Malaysia. And with plans for new venues across Philippines and Thailand, travellers will soon be able to tap its regional network.

Common Ground’s venues provide an in-house café, event space, board rooms, several meeting rooms, quiet lounges and workspaces.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Common Ground as they are a homegrown brand that acts as a hub for many local and international business corporates and entrepreneurs, which is who AirAsia MyCorporate programme is tailored for. Both homegrown businesses share the same vision of wanting to put Malaysia at the forefront of economic development.Through this partnership, we not only want to connect and grow our communities but we also seek to enable Malaysian companies to have a global footprint.

“Members of the MyCorporate programme are able to enjoy the complementary services provided by Common Ground and AirAsia that will ease their business travel experience. With this, we strive to establish the AirAsia MyCorporate programme as the top choice for corporates and SME travellers,” said Spencer Lee, AirAsia Malaysia head of commercial.

   

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