Uber Offers Free Helicopter Ride in City


Bangkok: Uber Technologies Inc, the smartphone-based ride-sharing service company, has chosen Bangkok as the first city in Southeast Asia to introduce a one-day free trial for its helicopter service.

Thailand is among its three fastest-growing markets for its taxi app service in Southeast Asia. The California-based company aims to expand into more innovative products. Chan Park, Uber’s regional general manager for Southeast Asia, said Bangkok is one of the worst cities in the world for traffic congestion.

Uber will offer free helicopter rides on demand to Bangkok customers on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Anyone in the capital can open up the Uber app and request a helicopter ride with UberCopter.

If the request is accepted, the lucky rider and a friend will be picked up in a Mercedes-Benz car and be whisked away to board a helicopter that will give them an exclusive tour of Bangkok.

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