Travelling to or from the airport is now set to get simpler. Indian full-service airline Jet Airways has partnered with cab aggregator Uber to facilitate travel to/from the airport. Once a ticket is booked on the Jet Airways app, the airline will offer its guests with an option to book an Uber to and from the airport.
Through the partnership, Jet Airways fliers across 29 cities in India can make a booking and Uber will be offering a discount of Rs 150 for the first three rides.
Speaking on the association with Uber, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, â€śThe association is especially meaningful since both Jet Airways and Uber have substantially similar guest profiles and needs, which will facilitate greater collaboration.â€ť
â€śThe cab booking feature will be available to all Jet Airwaysâ€™ guests in the cities where Uber currently operates in India while booking their travel itinerary with the airline on the Jet Airways app,â€ť Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, Uber India & Emerging markets added.
Despite facing trouble from some state governments, Uber has been on an aggressive expansion spree in India. A few weeks ago, Uber partnered with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for last mile connectivity to commuters across 12 metro stations. Under this partnership, Uber booking counters will be set up at metro stations with representatives helping metro commuters find a ride.
Not just that, it also announced a partnership with Reliance Jio to allow Uber riders to pay for their rides with JioMoney. JioMoney users too, can book an Uber and pay for it through the JioMoney app. Earlier, the only digital wallet available on Uber was Paytm.
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