It all started on April Fools Day this year when Ola made people go into a tizzy when they ran an advertisement campaign suggesting people could hire a helicopter to travel, even building a dummy web page for it. However unbelievable the idea might sound, taxi hailing tech start-up Uber has gone ahead and done it even if for a limited amount of time.
Uber on demand helicopter services this Christmas
This Christmas, Uber in collaboration with Droom will serve the people of Delhi Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru a chance to take a chopper ride. The reservations can be done through Uber app and the ride will last for thirty minutes. Uber will pick and drop them to the venue and the customers even get to enjoy lunch/snack before the ride.
Rishab Malik, cofounder and vice-president, business development, Droom said in a statement sent to the media, “We are very excited to deepen our relationship with Uber which is one of the most eminent consumer internet brands in the world. This partnership is meant to deliver a unique way of celebrating Christmas to Uber’s consumer base across four major metropolitan cities in India. Droom provides it’s customers with selection, pricing and trust for any automobile asset and service and this alliance leverages our ‘Rides and Rentals category’ for select Uber customers. ”
A spokesperson from Uber, further added, “Uber is all about giving riders an amazing and unique experience. This is the third time we’re partnering with Droom (the first two being supercars in Delhi and Chandigarh) and are very excited to partner with Droom to bring Chopper rides this Christmas to Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.”
Founded in 2014 by Sandeep Aggarwal, Droom is an online marketplace for buying and selling new and used automobiles. It has technology-driven marketplace approach that enables transactions between buyers and sellers. UBER is an American international transportation network companyheadquartered in San Francisco, California which develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, allowing consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars