AirAsia launches food delivery in S'pore, 500 riders already on board

A total of 24 F&B outlets and counting listed.

Belmont Lay | March 03, 2021, 03:48 AM

AirAsia has launched its food delivery service in Singapore.

The Malaysian budget airline broke into the highly competitive Singapore market on March 2, 2021.

The latest venture is called AirAsia Food.

500 riders, 24 F&B outlets

It already has on board 500 riders in Singapore.

Riders who wish to join AirAsia Food can expect to earn S$700 a week on average by fulfilling 10 orders per day for six days a week.

There are at least 24 food-and-beverage outlets listed on its platform, with some 300 food operators are in the process of being included.

Those already on board include Swee Choon Tim Sum and Maki-san.

Cheaper delivery fees

AirAsia Food has pledged to make delivery fees 5 per cent lower than its competitors, which comes up to taking a cut of about 15 per cent commission.

Other existing food delivery platforms in Singapore can charge up to 35 per cent commission.

From now till March 16, AirAsia Food is offering a two-week free delivery for orders within 8km.

Orders can be made through AirAsia's app, where flights can also be booked, or via the AirAsia Food website.

Fuss-free and cheaper option

AirAsia Group’s chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said AirAsia Food will be cheaper because it is no frills and cuts out extra services.

He said AirAsia Food won't have maps for consumers as a way to cut cost: "We don’t think you really need to know where your driver is, because that costs us.”

AirAsia is intending on moving into the fresh produce delivery market in Singapore next.

After Singapore, AirAsia Food plans to launch in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in 2021.

The most ambitious idea is the plan to launch -- within the next two to three months -- a yearly pass where customers can book unlimited flights from Singapore to another Southeast Asian country and enjoy free food delivery.

Top photos via AirAsia