Uber, a company that provides app based cab booking facility, is now also providing its customers the facility to book hot air balloon rides. However, this service is not for India. At present the company is providing this facility to the people of Turkey and now people will soon be able to book hot air balloon ride through the app. Uber will give people the opportunity to book this ride in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia is famous worldwide for its unique rock formations and balloon rides.
How much is the charge?
According to Bloomberg report, the company will charge every user $159 for a one and a half hour ride through its app. That means around Rs 13,200 will be charged for a 1.5 hour ride. Cappadocia region of Turkey is famous for its tenth century caves, old churches etc. This region is one of the top tourist attractions and 10% of the total 44.6 million visitors came to this region in 2022.
According to the Telegraph report, the company will start hot air balloon rides on the same day when Turkey will celebrate its 100th year. Let us tell you, the Republic of Turkey was established on October 29, 1923. On this occasion, Uber will also give the benefit of free balloon ride to the first 100 customers. To enjoy the balloon ride through the app, users will have to book 12 hours in advance.
Uber said Turkey is one of the fastest growing markets for the ride-hailing service. The number of trips made using the app has increased by more than 50% in the last year and there are more than 30,000 active taxi drivers in Turkish cities.