You will soon be able to order flights via the Uber app

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s all available in your Uber app soon!


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Smith Collection / Gaddo / Getty Images

Rideshare announced plans to launch a “super app” on Wednesday, extending beyond allowing users to heal cars and trucks, allowing users to book trains, planes and buses to its UK market by the end of the year. Purpose) Judgment.

If all goes well, the company plans to expand the service to other markets.

The vehicles will not be directly owned by Uber, but the app will provide third-party vendor and rental services that will be integrated into the Uber app, with specific third-party partners to be announced next month.

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“You’ve been able to book rides, bikes, boat services and scooters on the Uber app for many years, so adding trains and coaches is a normal development,” said Jamie Haywood, general manager of Uber UK, in a statement to CNBC. “We plan to include flights later this year, and in future hotels, to create a seamless door-to-door travel experience by integrating leading partners in the Uber app.”

Uber piloted helicopter charters in the U.S. market in 2019, offering chauffeur rides on a helipad via the app that would take customers from Manhattan to JFK Airport between Monday and Friday.

The company announced this week that riders in New York City will be able to book yellow cabs directly through the Uber app, offering cab rates that are directly comparable to what a rider would pay for a typical UberX ride.

Uber, which had an operating license in London twice (in 2017 and 2019), recently recovered a 30-month license from a European city when it was considered that the service had passed all regulatory and safety standards.

“Through our combined technology, resources and experience, we can help public transport agencies build their current and long-term software infrastructure to manage mobility based on the needs of their changing communities,” Uber said in a 2021 study published by the company. We are at a crossroads today where public transportation requires innovative new concepts, technologies, cost structures and supply modes to make the mobility system more financially sustainable and improved for all. ”

Uber fell more than 6% in the 24-hour period until Wednesday afternoon.

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