AirAsia’s Teleport partners wth McDonald’s

Published March 1, 2021, 4:30 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

AirAsia’s logistics arm, Teleport, partnered with fast-food chain Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s Philippines) to hasten the delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR) – and soon, throughout the archipelago and Southeast Asia.

Teleport is an end-to-end logistics experience built for modern businesses.

Aside from last-mile delivery, Teleport also operates air cargo using AirAsia’s fleet, maximizing space on passenger planes to reduce transport costs while accessing over 125 cities across Southeast Asia.

McDonald’s customers can now experience the same level of efficiency when they order meals through the McDonald’s PH App.

Ordering, payment and delivery tracking will be done through McDonald’s channels, while AirAsia’s Teleport ensures on-time deliveries of meals from McDonald’s stores to the customers’ doorsteps.

“This partnership with McDonald’s forms part of AirAsia’s pivot to digital transformation and opening of other lines of businesses providing job opportunities to everyone impacted by the pandemic,” according to AirAsia CEO Ricky Isla.

And because Teleport is expanding nationwide, it aims to partner with McDonald’s in more cities.

“Aside from the NCR, Teleport is now present in key cities in the country such as Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga,” confirmed Teleport Country Head Ernest Bernal. “We hope to partner with McDonald’s in these key cities nationwide, as well as in Southeast Asia.”
McDonald’s has close to 660 outlets nationwide todate, with more slated to open this 2021.

“Our partnership with AirAsia is part of the company’s on-going digital transformation journey which started in 2009 with the launch of our McDelivery website, followed by the launch of our McDelivery App in 2014, use of 3POs in 2018 and cashless payment for McDelivery in 2020,” says McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director Margot Torres.

“Our continuous pursuit of this [digital transformation], will allow us to future proof our business,” she underscored.

“We have seen the tremendous growth of our delivery business last year, which, enabled by digital technology, allowed us to serve more customers from the comfort of their homes,” noted McDonald’s Philippines CEO Kenneth Yang.