Airspeed continues to make things happen for the stakeholders they vowed to serve. This, despite the logistical challenges brought forth by the Community Quarantine as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These difficulties include the suspension in public mass transportation. Affected in this suspension are the MRT and LRT lines, the Philippine National Railways, buses, jeepneys, taxis and tricycles, and the Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) such as Grab, FX, UV Express, Point to Point buses and motorcycle taxis like Angkas. Also suspended are sea travels (which cancelled some RoRo), as well as domestic and some international flights. Additionally, strict checkpoints and even curfew, have affected the mobility of logistics on both businesses and communities.
Through all these, the Airspeed Group has found a way to still make things happen for the Filipinos. As they continue to operate, they have the means to move Air freight via chartered flights (domestic and international) and sea freight (Import and Export, and domestic sea cargo), to bring in essential goods and cargo for clients. Through their capability and resources, Airspeed has assisted and brought in critical items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the SM Foundation via air charter, and assisted City of Dreams in transporting relief goods to families and frontliners affected by COVID-19.
The Airspeed Team also helped purchase, sort and deliver 1700 packs donated by Aristocrat Technologies, an Australian based company, to the City of Dreams. Aristocrat Technologies, which has been a loyal customer of Airspeed since 2016, provides end-to-end supply gaming machine and parts services to them from Importation, Customs Clearance, Storage and Re-export of defective parts for repair.
Also realizing the need to empower food businesses reach a bigger market and provide the dedicated demand needs of their consumers, Airspeed has also introduced SpeedFood. This online delivery service platform aims to help these enterprises address different logistics gaps- commission free! Apart from getting their own brand website, food merchants also get an order management system where customers can order online. They also get their own online booking platform and dashboards, their own online payment gateway and a dedicated delivery team to move customers’ orders. SpeedFood is initially available in SM Megamall and SM North EDSA and will soon be servicing the Podium and Mall of Asia. Plans are also afoot to cover food hubs in SM Fairview, SM Masinag and SM Southmall.
Beyond business and amid the pandemic, the Airspeed Team has also been relentlessly making contributions to food drives for front liners. Their contributions, thus far, have reached different hospitals, such as UERM Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, among others.
While committed to serve clients and communities, Airspeed sees to it that their employees are also well protected. They have strictly enforced work from home for their back-office people, while arranging skeleton workforce for their field employees. For employees who have a hard time getting to work given the suspension of public transport, Airspeed has placed daily shuttles to bring them to and from the workplace. Some have also been housed temporarily – with the company providing them food, multivitamins, and ensuring they have PPEs during operations.
Airspeed assures that the spirit of Bayanihan is truly alive — as it joins the nation in its fight against COVID. They are continuously making it happen, whatever the situation is.