AirAsia and Uber partner up, now everyone can ride


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  • Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018

Entwistle said by working together, they could provide a service that allowed customers to request their Uber ride to the airport in step with their itinerary and have their Uber driver waiting for them when their flight lands.

Travellers will now be able to book their rides to the airport a month ahead, following a partnership between AirAsia and Uber.

The low cost carrier and ride-share service will be working together in 52 cities in 16 markets across Asia Pacific and the United States, where AirAsia operates and the Uber app is available.

According to the press release, riders would be able to request or schedule rides up to 30 days in advance, when confirming, booking or checking in for AirAsia flights via web or mobile.

New Uber users would also get free or discounted rides if they enter the promo code “AIRASIA” when registering their account.

Uber chief business officer (Asia Pacific) Brooks Entwistle said by working together, they could provide a service that allowed customers to request their Uber ride to the airport in step with their itinerary and have their Uber driver waiting for them when their flight lands.

"So, whether you’re trying to get home to see your family, or heading to an important business meeting, your travel experience should be seamless, from door-to-door,” he said.

AirAsia Bhd Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said AirAsia had found the right ride partner in Uber, as AirAsia was always looking to complement its in-flight experience with services outside the plane.

"Working with Uber allows our guests to plan their entire trip from the moment they step out of their home right until they arrive at their destination,” he said.

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