AirAsia Group has launched their e-hailing service called ‘airasia ride’. The idea was first announced by its CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes back in late June. The company said it plans to stand out from the crowd with more competitive prices, greater passenger convenience as well as income support.
Currently available in Klang Valley, the ‘airasia ride’ feature can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Ride’ icon in the airasia Super App. Expansion to more cities in Malaysia will take place throughout the year.
Fares on airasia ride are set at an average of RM1 per km excluding toll charges. Users can also pre-book their rides in advance. The e-hailing fleet, at the time of writing, consists of compact, 6-seater, and regular public taxis, with additional products such as Premium and Premium MPV listed on the website.
Users can also experience the ‘Allstar Ride’, where one would be driven by AirAsia pilots and cabin crew. Passengers can also choose their vehicle type and drivers, which currently stands at about 1,500 registered drivers.
“Safety is our priority, and in line with our safety commitment, we are happy to share that 100% of our driver fleet are fully vaccinated and are regularly tested. Passengers can feel safe and confident to travel with us,” said AirAsia Group, Head of airasia ride and Chief Safety Officer, Captain Ling Liong Tien.
The e-hailing drivers are also reported to be given higher commissions, with AirAsia Group taking just 15% commission as opposed to the 20% rate that has been capped by the Malaysian authorities.
Passengers with the airasia Super App can start using the airasia ride from today and be able to receive RM3 off their first ride by using the promo code ‘AARIDE3’ which is available until September 30th.
In the future, ride payments can also be made via BIG points which is AirAsia Group’s loyalty program.