Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Outlook India
Outlook Business

Uber Partners with Airports Authority of India to Expand Cab Service Zones at Airports

Uber sees the aviation sector as a key growth driver for its business in India, with airport trips accounting for a significant portion of its revenue

Uber Partners with Airports Authority of India to Expand Cab Service Zones at Airports
POSTED ON April 17, 2023 11:48 AM

Uber has announced a partnership with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to expand its cab service zone across multiple airports in the country. The cab aggregator company sees the aviation sector as a key growth driver for its business.

Uber India and South Asia President Prabhjeet Singh stated that the company has recorded nearly 100 per cent year-on-year growth in airport trips in January and February 2023, with one in every 10 trips on the Uber platform being an airport trip.

Through the partnership, Uber will provide dedicated pickup and drop points at AAI-managed airports, deploy technology to help users navigate to Uber Zones and provide parking solutions for driver partners. Singh noted that trips to airports tend to be higher-value trips due to the distance between many airports and city centres, and revealed that approximately 17 per cent of Uber's total revenue in India comes from airport trips.

This percentage is expected to increase as the aviation sector continues to grow rapidly, with over 30 lakh (3 million) riders already using Uber to get to airports in the first three months of 2023.

While Uber currently provides ride services to all airports in India, the agreement with AAI will enable the company to build dedicated Uber Zones within airport premises. Singh stated that Uber has partnerships with 12 airports across the country that are managed by private companies and the government, and with the new agreement, the company aims to gradually expand its operations across the majority of AAI-managed airports in the coming months and quarters. 

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers all AAI-managed airports, but Singh clarified that operations will be rolled out in a phased manner.

Singh further revealed that Uber is in active discussions with AAI for city-by-city plans, taking into account airport traffic projections and capacity expansion plans. The company is conducting joint network mapping with AAI to identify priority locations for expansion. Singh emphasized that Uber is prepared to deploy solutions within a matter of days, including pickup locations, technology, and operational teams on the ground.

  • Related Articles

    This development is expected to positively impact policymaking and foster collaboration among nations for supporting the growth of start-ups

    G20's Startup20 Group Aims to Establish Common Definition for Start-Ups

    With this investment, these firms join CYFIRMA’s existing investors Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital, and Z3 Partners

    CYFIRMA Raises $5.5Million In Pre-Series B Funding from Larsen & Toubro and Israel-based OurCrowd

    Through this partnership, the riders working on the EVIFY platform will have access to withdraw a certain fixed percentage of their accrued salary every month in advance to meet their fund...

    Evify Partners With Fatakpay To Provide Credit Facility To Riders