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AirAsia's Gojek deal turbo-charges its 'Super App' goal: Tony Fernandes

Published Fri, Jul 9, 2021 · 06:14 PM

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia's acquisition of Gojek's established Thailand arm "bodes well" for its ambitions of becoming the Super App of choice in South-east Asia, said AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes.

"Our aim is to be everywhere in Asean. The deal with Gojek has significantly accelerated the expansion of our plan," he said in response to questions by The Business Times.

On Wednesday, AirAsia announced it will buy Indonesian ride-hailing and payment firm Gojek's Thailand business in a stock swap, giving Gojek a 4.76 per cent stake in the airline's lifestyle platform.

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