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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): Capital A Bhd plans to launch its e-hailing service, airasia ride, in Singapore by June this year.

Chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the process of obtaining a licence in Singapore is ongoing, and the group expects that it can be secured by this quarter.

“We are opening to more cities in Malaysia, and Singapore will be next in June, then we are looking at the Philippines and so forth,” he said during a press conference at the airasia Super App rider and driver appreciation event here on Thursday (Jan 12).

Currently, the company is operating in the Malaysian, Thailand and Indonesian markets. 

Fernades said as of now, there are at least 400 full-time drivers with airasia ride. 

Likewise, for airasia food, the growing number of full-time riders, which stands at about 100 currently, has achieved a higher order completion rate of 85%, and significantly improved the delivery speed performance, he said.

“Essentially, the full-time employment programme for our drivers and riders has not only improved productivity and efficiency, but also created a more conducive working environment, and provided them with a better work-life balance,” he said.

Meanwhile, airasia ride regional chief executive officer Lim Chiew Shan said the group is looking at a combination of flexible and full-time drivers for the Singaporean market.

“We are targeting to see profit [beginning] this year, and it is likely that we will be the first ride-hailing company to make profit in two years of launching,” he said.

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