The travelling experience often begins before we enter the plane and it gets off the runway. Since we can’t really leave our own car at the airport, the only option is to either get a taxi or rent a vehicle to the airport and that costs money.
This is why AirAsia Bhd, Asia’s 4th biggest airline and top budget airline and Uber, the world’s biggest ride-sharing company teamed up to offer a:
Seamless, affordable and convenient door-to-door experience for travellers.
Speaking about the partnership with Uber, AirAsia Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes said:
AirAsia is always looking to complement its award-winning inflight experience with services outside the plane that meet our exacting standards. We have found the right ride partner in Uber. 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, providing amazing travel comfort and peace of mind.
Brooks Entwistle, Chief Business Officer at Uber for Asia Pacific said:
Uber is thrilled to partner with AirAsia to offer customers exactly what they’re asking for – a seamless, affordable, and convenient travel experience. By working together, we can provide a service that allows customers to request their Uber ride to the airport in step with their itinerary and have their Uber driver partner 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!
The Malaysian carrier and Uber will work together in 52 destinations across Asia Pacific and the United States, where AirAsia and Uber operate. In addition, Uber riders will be able to use a “deeplink” feature to schedule and request their rides when booking, checking and confirming flights with AirAsia.
You can get a ride with Uber in over 70 countries and 500 cities across the world.
AirAsia Bhd is the third airline to join forces with Uber so far. Before it, Uber also partnered with American Airlines and Jet Airways.