Capital A, formerly known as the AirAsia Group, said Monday said it plans to launch a ride hailing platform in the Philippines to reduce transportation and logistic costs.
“Our dream is to move people in the sky and on the road. We need to go to the airport, right, we need to come to the airport. When you are traveling, you need someone to move you around as well,” said Capital A chief executive Tony Fernandes.
Fernandes said he would meet with Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista to discuss the group’s plan to operate a ride hailing platform in the country.
“I hope we can discuss the license. We think it’s good. I’m all about reducing cost. So, yes we’re gonna join,” he said.
Capital A launched its ride hailing platform called AirAsia Ride in Malaysia in August 2021 and expanded to Thailand and Indonesia as part of its digital transformation in 2022.
Capital A also launched Airasia Super App, an integrated digital travel and lifestyle platform in April last year to further stimulate the country’s strong e-commerce market.