Top News AirAsia rides into Singapore’s food delivery scene By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 March, 2021 11:34 Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has launched its food delivery service in Singapore, as it seeks to diversify its revenue streams amid the pandemic’s continued impact on the aviation industry. According to a Straits Times report, AirAsia Food will initially feature about 80 restaurants, including popular outlets like No Signboard Seafood, The Shepherd’s Pie, Swee Choon Tim Sum, Maki-san, and Pizza Express. About 300 other restaurants are set to join the platform, it added. AirAsia Food kicks off in Singapore with unlimited free delivery In conjunction with its official launch, AirAsia Food is offering unlimited free delivery for a duration of two weeks from March 2-16, 2021 for deliveries within 8km from the order point. Customers can place their orders via the AirAsia super app, or the airasia.com/food website. By signing up as an AirAsia super app user, consumers are able to earn and pay with BIG points for their orders on AirAsia Food. They can also make advance orders on the platform. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes noted that at least 50 per cent of Singaporeans eat out every day, with the country seeing a staggering 2.7 million active online food delivery users in 2020. He said: “At AirAsia Food, our mission has always been to help local food businesses keep their cost low by offering a much lower commission rate that can then be passed on to customers so they can enjoy even lower prices for their favourite dishes.” Calling for more F&B operators to join the platform, AirAsia Food will provide dedicated teams who will onboard merchants and enable them to go live within 48 hours with no registration or setup fees, according to Lim Ben-Jie, head of e-commerce for the AirAsia super app.