Articles tagged “airasia”

Coronavirus

AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

AirAsia isn't backing down from the intense competition of superapps and ridesharing in Southeast Asia. Can an airline really become a digital lifestyle brand powerhouse? AirAsia is going all out to prove the skeptics wrong.

AirAsia Launches Ridesharing Through Superapp in Latest Digital Push

Airlines

Indian Billionaire Plans to Launch Low-Cost Carrier in an Already Tough Market

With the pandemic gutting India's low-cost carrier market, which already includes IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoFirst and AirAsia India, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala thinks a fresh start, a capital infusion, and new planes could be a competitive advantage. Hope springs eternal, as they say.

Indian Billionaire Plans to Launch Low-Cost Carrier in an Already Tough Market

Online Travel

Fintech, Superapps and Subscriptions Will Spur Flurry of Online Travel Copycats

In its rough outlines, Expedia begot Trip.com Group while Kayak and ITA Software begot Google Travel. Get ready for a flurry of clones in fintech, superapps, and subscription services in travel. In fact, it's already happening.

Fintech, Superapps and Subscriptions Will Spur Flurry of Online Travel Copycats

Online Travel

Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game

Bookings Holdings Fintech boss Daniel Marovitz says payments is arguably the world's largest industry. Across the online travel universe, look for payments to eventually become a line item — and very material to companies' financials.

Booking Holdings’ New Fintech Unit Aims to Help Travelers Beat Banks at Their Own Game

Mergers and Acquisitions

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

In an intensifying superapp rivalry in Southeast Asia, Gojek handed its Thailand business to AirAsia Digital in the face of competition from Grab. While these leading superapps battle, AirAsia Digital is being taken more seriously. After all, it has airplanes and a profitable logistics business to add to the mix.

AirAsia Digital Buys Superapp Gojek’s Thailand Operations for $50 Million

Online Travel

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Did Airbnb, Booking Holdings, Tripadvisor, Oyo, and Marriott, among others, squirm a bit upon learning of Chinese regulators' latest antitrust crackdowns, this time against ridesharing giant Didi and food-delivery and hotel booker Meituan? If not, they should.

Ridesharing Firm Didi’s IPO Calamity Highlights Risks for Online Travel in China

Airlines

AirAsia Boss Looks To Aviation’s Return to Pre-Covid Levels in 2022

Disparate policies on required travel documents could get in the way of a recovery, but AirAsia's Tony Fernandes thinks all will get sorted out in the next few months. He may be a tad overoptimistic about what getting back to "normal" actually looks like.

AirAsia Boss Looks To Aviation’s Return to Pre-Covid Levels in 2022

Online Travel

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Running an airline isn't easy, and neither is launching ridesharing, financial services, and delivery businesses from scratch. AirAsia has its work cut out for it in terms of the required investments and trying to be everything to everyone in Southeast Asian markets with entrenched incumbents.

A Former Top Exec at Orbitz and Uber on What AirAsia Can Expect in Online Travel Competition

Airlines

Some Airlines Trying to Be More Than Just Airlines to Make Up for Pandemic’s Financial Hit

The pandemic has been devastating for the world's airlines, forcing some to think outside the box to stay afloat. Is this a gimmick for coping with the times, or the renaissance of a more diversified airline industry?

Some Airlines Trying to Be More Than Just Airlines to Make Up for Pandemic’s Financial Hit

Airlines

AirAsia Diversifies Further With Plans for Air Taxis, Drone Delivery Service

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has made it abundantly clear in recent years that his company is not just an airline. He punctuated that by announcing AirAsia will get into the air taxi and drone business. How many business extensions is too many?

AirAsia Diversifies Further With Plans for Air Taxis, Drone Delivery Service