Earlier this month, Malaysian budget carrier, AirAsia announced the launch of their food delivery service in Singapore, so that they can stay afloat during the COVID-19 coronavirus. Through this article, you will learn all about the new food delivery service and how AirAsia can benefit from it!

AirAsia A320 neo
AirAsia A320 neo © AirAsia

What is AirAsia?

AirAsia is a well-known budget airline based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With 165 destinations in Asia and Australia, they have an extensive fleet of 246 aircraft and have been rated as the world’s best budget airline for the past 11 years by Skytrax. However, during the COVID-19 coronavirus, the airline is losing lots of money and needs a solution to earn money.

AirAsia crew in front of Airbus A320-200 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Source: Reuters

What is AirAsia’s brand-new food delivery service?

Earlier in May 2020, AirAsia launched a food delivery service locally, in Malaysia and they plan to expand overseas to Singapore in March 2021. The food delivery service delivers food from various restaurants to your doorstep. The airline is also planning to try and take a share of the fashion, fresh produce, and hotel industries soon, whilst also setting up new bases in other Southeast Asian countries.

AirAsiaX Fleet © Dzulkeffly Jaafar

When will AirAsia Food expand to Singapore?

AirAsia Food is planning to enter the Singapore food delivery market as their first overseas foray in March 2021! The airline is aiming to dominate more than half of Singapore’s food-delivery industry, worth more than USD $464 Million dollars!

AirAsia is not alone

AirAsia is not alone in making alternate ways to earn money amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Many other airlines like Eva Air have plans to commence  ‘flights to nowhere’ and Singapore Airlines have created several temporary restaurants on their Airbus A380s.

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