Riyadh Airports and Uber sign deal to ferry KKIA passengers

Uber to have three dedicated areas at airport

Riyadh Airports and Uber officials sign an accord to ferry KKIA passengers in Riyadh, Tuesday. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Riyadh Airports Company and Uber on Tuesday signed an agreement to transport passengers to and from King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.

CEO of Riyadh Airports, Saleh Al-Rasheed said: “The agreement, which was signed today, is the first of its kind for the company in the Kingdom, and allows Uber driver-partners to reliably pick-up and drop-off passengers from dedicated Uber locations at arrival and departure terminals 1, 2, and 5 at King Khalid International Airport.

The agreement, he said, is in line with ‘Riyadh Airports’ approach toward developing strategic partnerships that will enhance the customer experience of KKIA passengers and will ensure that customer satisfaction is aided by the continued availability of safe, reliable and efficient services.

Zeid Hreish, general manager of Uber KSA, said: “This partnership reinforces Uber’s commitment to provide safe and reliable transportation everywhere and for everyone, and is in line with the Kingdom’s move toward working with forward-thinking companies like Uber. We look forward to more similar partnerships around the Kingdom in the near future, and to provide thousands of travelers around the country with safe, reliable and affordable transportation at the push of a button”

Since Uber's launch in Saudi Arabia, he said, millions of people have installed the app and have been using the technology to move around their cities easily, safely and cost effectively. Uber, he said, is supporting the government’s focus on “Saudization” as part of its National Transformation Plan.

Riyadh Airports is responsible for managing and operating KKIA. It is also currently moving forward with plans to upgrade the airport infrastructure and expand with new services and facilities.