AirAsia is paying tribute to Queens Park Rangers
(QPR) legend, the late Alan McDonald, with the unveiling of a
special aircraft named after the teamís former captain and
The Airbus A320 is painted in the football
clubís colours with a prominent tail that features QPRís iconic
hoops; the blue and white horizontal stripes just like the teamís
home jersey. The interior of the aircraft carries facts on both
QPR and Alan McDonald.
Mr McDonald spent 17 years at Loftus Road which
began in 1979 when he was signed on as a youth player and made
over 500 appearances for the club after making his first-team
debut in 1983.
AirAsia Group Head of Commercial, Kathleen Tan said, ďThe special
aircraft does not only symbolize our energetic relationship with
QPR but also further cements our relationship with a team with an
amazing history in English football and whose passion,
determination and commitment reflects our own hard work and fervour in attaining success.Ē
airline has extended its partnership with QPR as
AirAsia is now the football clubís Official Playing Kit Sponsor
and Main Club Partner, with the airlineís logo emblazoned on all
QPRís playing kit (home, away, third) for the whole duration of
the 2012/2013 Barclays Premier League season.
McDonald, widow of the late Alan, said, ďOn behalf of myself,
Joshua and all the McDonald family I cannot thank Mr Fernandes
enough for his overwhelming gesture of deciding to remember and
honour Alan by naming one of his planes after him. We know Alan
would have been so proud and amazed at such a generous tribute.
Iím only sorry that we could not be in KL to witness the
unveiling, but I feel immensely proud that Alanís name and the QPR colours will jointly become a legacy incorporated in such a
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