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AirAsia Aims to be Asia’s Largest Ride-Hailing Firm


AirAsia’s to Expand Following Successful Acquisition of Delivereat

(Photo by: AirAsia)

AirAsia Group plans to become Asia’s largest food delivery and ride-haling company following the successful acquisition of local online food delivery platform, Delivereat last August for US$9.8mil (RM40.93mil) to strengthen its supply service within the nation.

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said in a press conference that in addition to the ride-haling corporations, AirAsia Food may turn out to be one of many largest meals supply in Asia.

“When (I began) AirAsia, I at all times questioned if we would turn out to be the most important airline, and we did. We’re the fourth largest airline in Asia. We began with solely two planes, 200,000 passengers and now we’ve grown to 90 million passengers.

“So I sit again and assume can we turn out to be the most important meals supply firm and ride-hailing firm? At present, I formally say, I believe we will…I believe we’d go on the market and (outgrow) current rivals the identical method we outgrew different airways,” he said.

Fernandes added that there are plans to expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines in the near future.

In the press conference held in Straits Quay, Penang recently, Fernandes announced the appointment of Delivereat founder Tan Suan Sear as AirAsia Super App’s Group Head of AirAsia Food. Tan will be in charge of driving the growth of Super App’s food delivery platform across Malaysia as well as expansion plans across the ASEAN region in line with the Group’s accelerating digital journey.

Fernandes added that he was impressed with Delivereat, an area supply firm that is ready to stand by itself and is sustaining the growth of the group with expanded business enterprises and employment capability.

From right Lim Ben-Jie, Head of Delivery for airasia Super App, Leong Shir Mein, Head of On-Demand, Teleport, Tan Suan Sear, Group Head of airasia food, and Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Group. (Photo by: AirAsia)

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