Women live their lives faced with the possibility of experiencing all types of harassment on their everyday commute, from groping to catcalling to being followed home. Globally, it’s a problem.
As a temporary solution, e-hailing platform AirAsia Ride is introducing a new service called LadiesONLY as a part of their Community Drivers feature, which entails ride-hailing by women, for women — in other words, only female drivers for female passengers.
The female-only service is the first of several planned for the platform’s Community Drivers feature, which offers extra advantages not seen in ordinary rides. To book a LadiesONLY ride, use the Airasia Super App’s ‘Ride’ option.
Airasia Ride will also provide exclusive benefits worth up to RM400 to first-time female drivers who join the company without prior e-hailing experience or an e-hailing license, such as fee exemptions for PSV learning courses and exams and free medical check-ups. Meanwhile, all active and new female drivers will receive a free dashboard camera (terms and conditions apply).
Between 8 March and 7 April 2022, AirAsia Ride will give all earnings (excluding driver commission) from LadiesONLY rides to the women communities in need through the Women’s Aid Organisation.
Moreover, drivers receive 85% of net fares (excluding toll charges), which is more than other e-hailing companies in the market, making it a feasible part-time work and side income potential.
To join the AirAsia Ride Allstars family, simply download the AirAsia Ride driver app or register here.
Aside from the LadiesONLY, AirAsia Ride will be introducing several other categories under the new feature including:
- PriorityRide: Where passengers will enjoy shorter waiting times and have their orders fulfilled by top-rated drivers.
- Joy in the ride: A fun and surprise-filled ride.
- DriveForMe: A driver service where the driver will drive your vehicle for you.
- QuietDriver: A quiet and peaceful ride throughout your journey.