This move comes after AirAsia began its foray into the food delivery market which has taken off significantly since the start of the pandemic.
AirAsia's wants to offer ride-hailing and many other logistics services
Fernandes did not specify when the ride-hailing service will be available, but did mention that "now is a better time to enter the space" as competitors have sufficiently educated the market.
He also added that AirAsia plans to become an "everything logistics" company, combining airline services with on-ground fleets for ride-hailing and deliveries.
“And why am I going into the last mile? I’m trying to be everything. But I have something even Amazon doesn’t have, but which they are building now ― planes. And that is the prize. The reason why we are starting our own e-hailing and food delivery service is to enable us to build an infrastructure where we can offer the cheapest delivery,” he said.