Foodpanda Pakistan celebrates successful launch of Pandafly at Dubai Expo

Foodpanda recently tested the food delivery drones in Islamabad

Pakistan’s leading food delivery company Foodpanda exhibited the Pandafly drone at the Pakistan Pavilion at Dubai Expo.

Foodpanda recently tested the Pandafly drones to deliver food in Islamabad. The drones have been developed by Pakistani aerospace company Woot Tech.

The food delivery drones will mean faster deliveries over longer distances and would especially benefit the customers living in peri-urban and remote areas through enhanced choice and competitive pricing.

The event Dubai Expo demonstrates Foodpanda’s commitment to grow and innovate through the adoption of disruptive technology and to showcase the tremendous support and an enabling environment offered by the Government of Pakistan for continued growth and investment in the technology sector, the company said.

“We are very excited to be present at the Pakistan Pavilion to showcase our state-of-the-art drone for food delivery. The support from the Government of Pakistan has been tremendous and our presence at this event has shown it to the world that Pakistan is open to testing innovative technologies and encouraging investment in the technology and e-commerce sector” said Nauman Sikandar Mirza, CEO of Foodpanda.

Hassan Afzal Khan, Pakistan’s Consul General in Dubai was also present at the event. “E-commerce and the use of technology to serve the citizens is definitely the future. Foodpanda’s use of innovative technologies for food delivery is highly impressive, and featuring it at the Dubai Expo was indeed a great idea. We wish Foodpanda all the best in now turning this pilot project into a regular operational service” he said.

Dr. Erfa Iqbal, Chairperson Punjab Board of Investment and Trade, also attended the event. She was delighted that e-commerce would “increase the overall economic activity and bring in financial inclusion, economic empowerment, and socioeconomic uplift of the country.”

Offering the government’s support to tech companies, she said that “As a country, we still have a long way to go and thus, we need to keep on advancing on our efforts to create favorable business environment and make such technological revolution possible.”

The event was also attended by dignitaries, representatives of the media, corporate stakeholders from the MENA region, some celebrities and social media influencers.

In November, Foodpanda launched the successful pilot project to test food delivery through Pandafly, the customized drone. The test flight took place in the F-9 Park Islamabad. A food package weighing approximately 2.5 kgs was flown over 500m by the drone – with the first and last mile of the delivery conducted by Foodpanda’s very own riders.

With over 20,000 restaurant/home chef partners across the country and millions of food deliveries every month, Foodpanda is Pakistan’s largest e-commerce and online food delivery company.

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