Teleport, the logistics venture of airasia digital, is ramping up its delivery and digital cargo capabilities to meet significant e-Commerce growth that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has encouraged consumers to trust and rely on the convenience of e-Commerce, boosting growth of the industry. Last year, digital e-Commerce sales grew tremendously by 28% globally.
This trajectory will be further bolstered by increased speed and highest quality cross border delivery alongside enhanced convenience and the lowest rates. The trend is expected to gain further momentum as consumers continue to embrace e-commerce, which is expected to amount to over 3 billion users in Asia by 2025.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group said: “Teleport is an integral part of the digital travel and lifestyle ecosystem we are building to become the Asean super app of choice. I am extremely proud of what Teleport has achieved in just three years. Our logistics venture is going from strength to strength to match overwhelming demand with robust plans for expansion in the future.
“Teleport achieved an impressive triple increase in revenue in Q1 2021 versus Q4 2020, back to pre-pandemic revenue and growing faster than before. We now have a dedicated freighter aircraft and have converted two A320 passenger aircraft to provide cargo-only services to facilitate rapid forecast growth in Asean and beyond.
“The team managed to pivot their cargo business to expand to door-to-door deliveries at the start of the pandemic, utilising the vast network that AirAsia has built over the last 20 years in Southeast Asia. Importantly, Teleport is leading the way with same day deliveries and is also connecting to many of the smaller cities that are only accessible by our network, such as the recent shipments for the United Nations World Food Program from our Kuala Lumpur hub and the delivery of medical supplies to Vientiane, Laos.”