AirAsia has signed up as the Official Airline Partner for the 29th Southeast Asean Games and 9th Asean Para Games. As a Gold Sponsor, the current world’s best low-fare airline will provide flights for Malaysia Organizing Committee (MASOC) officials to organize the game. The SEA Games and Asean Para Games are the biggest sporting events in Asean, aimed at promoting understanding and cooperation among the region’s countries through friendly competition. A total of 405 events in 38 sports will be contested in this year’s SEA Games by athletes from all 10 Asean nations and Timor Leste from 19-31 August 2017, with the closing ceremony coinciding with Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day. The Asean Para Games, which will be held from 17-23 September 2017, will see para-athletes with cerebral palsy, mobility disabilities, visual disabilities and amputations from Asean vie for a podium finish in 16 para-sports competition.