Uber launches in Hat Yai

Information Technology Press Releases Wednesday March 7, 2018 14:55
Bangkok--19 Jun--TQPR
Southern hub launch reinforces its deep commitment to Thailand's ride-sharing business

Uber is launching uberX and uberFLASH in Hat Yai, Songkla province, Thailand, starting from March 7, 2018. Uber is also partnering with local taxi operators to serve the increasing demand for ride-sharing services among Thais, foreigners, and visitors in the city. The launch further affirms Uber's position as a leading tech company that offers a range of safe, reliable, and convenient app-based ride-sharing options.

Uber passengers can rely on uberX, an eco-car service that offers convenient and reliable rides at an everyday affordable price, and uberFLASH, a product that connects riders to the closest ride available whether it is an eco-car or available taxi in the Uber network. Uber is committed to optimizing its technology to increase the efficiency of ride-sharing services as well as offering car owners an additional flexible income opportunity by becoming a driver partner.

"We look forward to offering a safe, reliable, and convenient ride-sharing service for Thai and foreign passengers in Hat Yai through Uber's technology," said Ms.Siripa Jungsawat, General Manager, Uber Thailand. "We are pleased to contribute to additional flexible income opportunities for driver partners and will be partnering with local taxi operators in order to improve the city's transportation options and make Hat Yai a better place to both live and visit," said Ms. Siripa.

Hat Yai, the largest city in Songkla province and Thailand's South is one of the country's most dynamic tourist destinations experiencing continuous growth in tourist arrivals. According to the Department of Tourism Thailand, the province welcomed more than 6.6 million tourists[1] with 4.1 million domestic Thai and 2.5 million foreign visitors respectively. Top inbound destinations included nearly 2 million visitors from Malaysia and 250,000 from Singapore each year.

Passengers are able to see the fare before confirming their request on the app. uberX and uberFLASH rates start from 80 baht per trip, serving the geographical areas in Hat Yai as shown in the map below.

Uber is pleased to offer a promotion code, HDY5, for new Uber users who download and use the Uber app for the first time during the trial period. This code is processed as a 75-baht discount per trip for two rides valid from now until 31 December 2018.

Simple steps to use Uber
  • Download and install the Uber app via Apple Store or Google Play Store
  • Launch the Uber app
  • Choose your destination
  • Type in your destination and confirm your pickup point
  • Request your ride and wait for the nearest available vehicle
To follow the latest updates for Uber Thailand, please visit https://www.facebook.com/uberthai.
About Uber

Uber was introduced in Thailand in 2014. Current service areas include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya Chonburi, Khon Kaen and Hat Yai. Uber's mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Eight years and more than five billion trips globally, Uber has started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars. Currently, Uber operates in more than 600 cities in 78 countries.

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