From being up in the air, and now, down on the ground, AirAsia is finally taking their business to the streets with their newly announced e-hailing service, AirAsia Ride.
The E-hailing service is fully opened for business but will only be operating around the Klang Valley area for now with 1,500 registered drivers on board along with fares that are decently set at an average of RM1/km not inclusive of toll charges.
According to the CEO of AirAsia Ride Malaysia, Lim Chiew Shan on Lowyat, 5000 more drivers are expected to join within the next 6 months as the company is looking to expand to other parts of Malaysia.
He also states that AirAsia Ride drivers will have the benefit of earning a much higher income compared to other e-hailing companies due to the company’s commission fee which is set at 15%.
Lim also stated that BIG Points, AirAsia’s bonus system to obtain lower flight fares, will be carried over to AirAsia Ride soon. At the same time, customers will also have the liberty to prebook their rides to the airport and back.
The categories for cars that will be used by AirAsia Ride are compact, 6-seater, premium, premium MPV, and taxi. And for a more exclusive experience, there’s a special service called “Allstar Ride” where customers can be picked up by AirAsia pilots or cabin crew.
To learn more about AirAsia Ride, check out the service’s official website here.