RIYADH: Riyadh Airports Company and Uber have signed an agreement to transport passengers to and from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
CEO of Riyadh Airports, Saleh Al Rasheed said: “The agreement, which was signed on August 1, is the first of its kind for the company in the Kingdom, and allows Uber driver-partners to reliably pick-up and drop-off passengers from dedicated Uber locations at arrival and departure terminals 1, 2, and 5 at King Khalid International Airport.”
“This agreement is in line with ‘Riyadh Airports’ approach towards developing strategic partnerships that will enhance the customer experience of passengers travelling through King Khalid International Airport, and will ensure that customer satisfaction is aided by the continued availability of safe, reliable and efficient services,” he added.
Zeid Hreish, General Manager of Uber KSA said: “This is a significant announcement for us, as the partnership reinforces Uber’s commitment to providing safe and reliable transportation everywhere and for everyone, and is in line with the Kingdom’s move towards working with forward-thinking companies like Uber. We look forward to more similar partnerships around the Kingdom in the near future, and to provide thousands of travellers around the country with safe, reliable and affordable transportation at the push of a button.”
“Since Uber launched in Saudi, millions of people installed the app, and have been using the technology to move around their cities easily, safely and cost effectively. Uber is supporting the government’s focus on ‘Saudization’ as part of its National Transformation Plan and since The Saudi Public Transport Authority passed the ride-sharing regulations, we have already on-boarded more than 80,000 Saudi driver-partners on the app, and we will continue to invite more to use the technology,” he added.
Riyadh Airports Company is a newly established company – part of the privatization program of the aviation sector in Saudi Arabia – and is responsible for managing and operating King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in the Saudi capital. Riyadh Airports is also currently moving forward with plans to upgrade KKIA infrastructure and expand with new services and facilities.