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Malaysia’s AirAsia says over 20 new airways be part of Super App

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (Reuters) – AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) has partnered with greater than 20 airways because it builds up its Super App into an internet journey company that additionally sells flights by rivals, the Malaysian finances airline stated on Thursday.

The airways which joined airasia Super App as companions included Air Canada, Air France, Bamboo Airways, flydubai, KLM, Qatar Airways and Philippine Airlines.

AirAsia stated the app has greater than 700 airline companions and might attain over 3,000 locations. It partnered Kiwi.com in 2019, a journey tech agency that permits customers to construct itineraries to mix flights and floor transportation from greater than 800 carriers.

The new partnerships come as worldwide journey step by step reopens after greater than a yr of hunch because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We see a strong V-shape recovery in the coming months,” airasia Super App Chief Executive Officer Amanda Woo stated at a briefing.

Woo stated the app goals to seize a 30% market share and turn out to be the highest Southeast Asian on-line journey company in 5 years. It competes with on-line journey businesses like Agoda and Traveloka.

Through the collaborations, AirAsia will supply journey offers to extra locations outdoors its community throughout Europe, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

Airasia planes are seen parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sepang, Malaysia October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng