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AirAsia Ride to debut in Singapore, Indonesia this year: Fernandes

Capital A CEO also announces full employment, benefits for drivers

Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes, pictured at center in necktie and cap, is challenging regional ride-hailing leaders Grab and Gojek in their own backyards. (Photo courtesy of Capital A)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes said Tuesday that AirAsia Ride will expand to Indonesia and Singapore by the end of this year, as it seeks to up the ante in competition with regional ride-hailing majors Gojek and Grab.

AirAsia Ride, currently available in Malaysia and the Thai capital of Bangkok, will launch its Indonesian business in two months' time, said Fernandes, adding that it will also secure a ride-hailing operating license in Singapore by year's end.

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