The airasia Superapp and foodpanda have jointly announced a groundbreaking partnership, combining the strengths of both platforms to offer better value and greater convenience to users across Asean and beyond.

This strategic partnership enables both platforms to leverage on each other’s strengths, whereby airasia Superapp’s ride-hailing service, airasia ride is made available on the foodpanda app, the duo said in a statement.

In turn, foodpanda – the largest on-demand food and grocery delivery service in Asia outside China – will be powering the travel superapp’s food delivery service, connecting millions of airasia Superapp users to foodpanda’s extensive network of more than 100,000 merchants and thousands of delivery partners.

With this, airasia Superapp’s food offerings will move towards a dine-in model.

“We are laser-focused on fulfilling our travel superapp vision, and we are glad to have found positive synergy with a strong delivery partner as we move on to a dine-in model for our food business,” said Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer of Capital A, the parent firm of airasia Superapp.

According to him, this platform partnership will enable both parties to leverage on each others’ strengths – foodpanda’s food and grocery delivery prowess and airasia Superapp’s ride-hailing services backed by a complete travel superapp ecosystem, both a necessity for travellers and everyday users of both apps alike.

“There is so much potential where both airasia Superapp and foodpanda can further explore together, such as payment solutions via BigPay, joint loyalty programs with airasia rewards, possible subscription plans and much more,

“We are happy to kick-off this partnership today with our food and ride-hailing collaboration in Malaysia,” he added.

Jakob Angele, Chief Executive Officer of foodpanda, said the opportunity to bring together two of Malaysia’s biggest household brands is a special one for them.

“We’ve both built great services that Malaysian customers have grown to rely on and love – so this is a natural partnership to jointly offer great value, variety and convenience to all our customers,” he said.

Mohamad Hafidz Mohd Fadzil, acting Chief Executive Officer of airasia Superapp, added that as a regional travel superapp, they are all about providing a seamless and convenient experience to users, who are primarily travellers across the Asean region.

“We are a one-stop centre for everything they need, from flights, accommodations, rides to and from the airports and hotels, to even culinary experiences via food delivery or dine-in reservations,

“We look forward to further excelling in the superapp space with this landmark partnership today,” he said.

The airasia Superapp is the one-stop travel platform business of Capital A offering consumers over 15 lines of products and services via the Superapp as well as the website.

Powered by data and technology, the airasia Superapp leverages its digital ecosystem of 51 million users and 40 million downloads to generate a personalized and seamless consumer experience.

Users can also engage in real-time conversations, join like-minded communities, play games and much more.

Foodpanda is a on-demand delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently.

Powered by technology and operational excellence, foodpanda is spearheading the growth of quick-commerce (q-commerce) across the region with its network of retail partners, as
well as pandaMart cloud stores to provide more on-demand options beyond the millions of food delivery options.

Foodpanda operates in more than 300 cities across 11 markets in Asia Pacific – Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Foodpanda is a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, a global leader of the food delivery industry.

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