Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – airasia Digital, the digital arm of Capital A, has announced its rebrand to MOVE Digital, or simply MOVE. This rebranding marks an exciting chapter in its next phase of growth through both its businesses, airasia Superapp and BigPay. 

Following this, airasia Superapp will also undergo a brand refresh and change its name to ‘airasia move’ in the near future as part of the ongoing transformation.

Through the rebranding effort, AirAsia co-founder and Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes will serve as MOVE’s executive chairman. He will play a pivotal role in driving the close collaboration between both airasia Superapp (now airasia move) and BigPay to unlock the true potential and synergy of these digital businesses. 

“The name MOVE signifies us better as the digital arm of Capital A, and reiterates our commitment to move people, ideas and innovation forward within the travel space. Imagine seamless access to travel and financial services on one single platform, with integrated financial features such as balance display, top-up and payments from BigPay and further strengthening the value proposition of airasia move as the travel app of choice,” he explained.

Fernandes added, “My role as the executive chairman of MOVE will be to enhance synergy between both businesses. With this change, the market can expect an enriching user experience aside from more integration of BigPay features within the airasia Superapp (now airasia move) very soon.”

He also noted that the company is also welcoming Nadia Omer as the new chief executive officer of airasia move, where her key priority will be to further drive airasia move’s vision as a low-cost travel platform with high conversion, while closely collaborating with BigPay, led by Zubin Rada Krishnan.

“The airasia Superapp, or what will be called airasia move soon, has swiftly become a one-stop travel platform offering value and convenience through seamless end-to-end booking experiences within the past two years, while BigPay has established itself as an innovative fintech provider enabling Southeast Asians to improve their lives through better financial management,” Fernandes concluded.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – airasia academy, the edutech arm of airasia Digital, and Google Malaysia have partnered in providing free digital courses for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia, as part of its BINA Digital program, which targets building a progressive business plan structured to supercharge their efforts online while looking into technical methods of productivity.

Said collaboration aims to empower the SME community in reskilling and upskilling themselves to digitize their business, stay relevant, be equipped with modern tech skill sets and continue to excel in their businesses.

Google’s involvement in the collaboration includes the utilization of the Google Primer, a mobile app that offers quick, easy-to-understand lessons to help business owners and individuals grow skills and reach their goals. The free courses are now available for SMEs or any individual who is interested to learn via the on-demand Learning platform at airasia digital’s website.

The first 50 airasia academy students who have completed the Primer series by 31 October 2021 will have the option to subscribe to courses on the on-demand Learning platform at only RM10 a month. They will also stand a chance to win a free seat to airasia academy instructor-led training courses and a lunch date with Aireen Omar, president of airasia digital when they have fully completed the Primer series.

Omar stated that they are delighted to embark on this journey together with Google Malaysia and look forward to reskilling and upskilling thousands of SMEs in Malaysia so they can be more resilient and continue to contribute positively to the economy.

She also added that the free courses will consist of nine minicourses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels with topics such as ‘Grow your business and generate revenue’, ‘Take your business online’, ‘Get started with digital advertising’, among others.

“The SMEs are a key pillar of our economy. In these tough times, we’ve seen many local SMEs struggling to stay afloat and we want to continue playing our part by providing free access to those in need to ensure that they are equipped with tech skill sets to grow their businesses. Many businesses are sometimes unsure where to start and we believe these free courses can guide them into taking the first step to learn new tech skill sets.” Omar explained.

Meanwhile, Marc Woo, managing director at Google Malaysia, commented that by continuing to work with their long-standing partners like airasia academy, Google remains committed to ensuring that every business has the support and tools they need to recover and rebuild for the long run.

“Malaysians are spending more time online and as we embark on the path of economic recovery, digital technologies are pivotal to help SMEs adapt. This means that when these businesses go online, they can reach their customers faster, which in turn generates a higher uplift in our digital economy. It is even more crucial now than ever that we continue to help businesses of all sizes build digital skill sets,” Woo stated.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Airasia has announced first-ever ‘Super Sale’ this year, offering shoppers more deals and discounts in the airasia super app from 5 to 11 April 2021.

Throughout the ‘Super Sale’ period, shoppers can enjoy up to 70% off on products such as fresh produce, groceries, and food deliveries to lifestyle products, as well as Muslim-friendly services, and health and wellness packages on airasia’s super app or airasia.com. 

Karen Chan, the CEO of airasia’s super app, said that they have aggressively expanded their super app offerings during the first quarter of the year with the launch of airasia shop in the Philippines and airasia food in Singapore, and more to follow in other ASEAN cities. 

“We have expanded our portfolio of brands and merchants allowing us to offer customers a bigger variety of products at a greater value. From having biryani rice to beauty products delivered to your doorstep, we hope everyone will have an enjoyable experience shopping on our airasia super app during the Super Sale,” added Chan.

During the ‘Super Sale’, deals will include up to 50% off selected merchants on airasia food, 20% off for Santan Cafe storewide via delivery on airasia food, and up to 60% off selected items on airasia fresh, as well as up to 70% off on airasia shop with delivery fees as low as RM0.99 using the promo code ‘99DEL’.

Airsia guests can also enjoy up to 60% off hotels on their next staycation and earn five times more BIG Points for their booking, while on airasia health, guests can book a one-year dental care package for as low as RM999. 

Meanwhile, IKHLAS, the Muslim-friendly digital business unit, is also offering 10% off for all products. Shoppers on this platform can also earn 1 BIG Point for each RM1 spent.

BIG members also have the option of paying using BIG Points, while BigPay users can use ‘One-Click’ immediate checkout using the BigPay card.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Air Asia’s travel and e-commerce platform Airasia.com has announced its newest digital platform, AirAsia Health, focused on providing end-to-end medical services.

The newest platform is in response to aggregating medical-related services into one platform. Professional consultation, booking treatment, wellness and fertility sessions are some of the prime services the platform has to offer.

Following its initial launch, the said platform is allowing bookings for COVID-19 RT PCR tests. Priced at RM260 ($62.58), the bookings are done in partnership with Lifecare Diagnostic Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre.

Other medical partners include Alpha IVF & Women’s Specialists, Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, and Sunway Medical Centre, as well as Genesis IVF & Women’s Specialist Centre, Sunway TCM Centre, and Pure Touch Clinic.

“Healthcare is essential, and its affordability and accessibility should be a right for everyone. We want to help facilitate that. From the initial consultation to post-treatment services, we aim to make it as seamless as possible for everyone through the AirAsia Health online platform. Furthermore, AirAsia Health is where healthcare meets travel, complemented by the strength of airasia.com’s ecosystem encompassing travel logistics such as flights, accommodation and mobility options, enhancing the convenience factor for any medical traveller’s end-to-end journey,” Karen Chan, CEO of airasia.com said.