Airasia’s logistics venture Teleport has partnered with McDonald’s Philippines to support and ensure a fast-moving delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR).
“This partnership with McDonald’s forms part of airasia’s pivot to digital transformation and opening of other lines of businesses that will provide job opportunities to everyone who have been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic,” Ricky Isla, AirAsia chief executive said.
“At airasia, we will continue to be agile and welcoming to meaningful and positive changes that inspire growth and economic development,” he added.
Aside from the NCR, Ernest Bernal, country head of Teleport said the company is now present in key cities in the country such as Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.
“We hope to partner with McDonald’s in these key cities to service more McDonald’s stores in the country,” he said.
“Teleport is looking forward to the growth of our partnership with Golden Arches Development Corp. (GADC) to expand our services nationwide, as well as Southeast Asia through AirAsia’s expansive network across cities and countries,” Bernal added.
Teleport is an end-to-end logistics experience built for modern businesses. Aside from the last-mile delivery service of transferring items fast and safely to doorsteps performed by the airasia delivery team, Teleport also runs air cargo operations using AirAsia’s fleet and wide network of flights, utilizing existing space on passenger planes to reduce transport costs while accessing over 125 cities across Southeast Asia.
“Our partnership with airasia is part of the company’s on-going digital transformation journey which started in 2009 with the launch of our McDelivery website, followed by the launch of our McDelivery App in 2014, use of 3POs in 2018 and cashless payment for McDelivery in 2020,” Margot Torres, McDonald’s Philippines managing director said.
“It was through these strategic investments that enabled the company to survive the pandemic, and in our continuous pursuit of this [digital transformation], will allow us to future proof our business,” she added.
Kenneth Yang, McDonald’s Philippines chief executive said, “We have seen the tremendous growth of our delivery business last year, which, enabled by digital technology, allowed us to serve more customers conveniently and safely from the comfort of their homes.”
“Through partnerships like this with airasia and Teleport, we will be able to cater to the growing demand while maintaining the high standards of quality, commitment to convenience and accessibility, that McDonald’s is known for here in the Philippines and all over the world,” he added.